Man Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Bonus Abuse

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A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for fraudulently using international passports, identity cards and false utility bills to open various online gaming accounts to take advantage of bonus bets being offered by operators.

Andrei Osipau, 35, was apprehended following a joint investigation by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service Gambling Unit, Project Amberhill, and the UK Gambling Commission.

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Surasanji

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A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for fraudulently using international passports, identity cards and false utility bills to open various online gaming accounts to take advantage of bonus bets being offered by operators.

Andrei Osipau, 35, was apprehended following a joint investigation by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service Gambling Unit, Project Amberhill, and the UK Gambling Commission.

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Hah! I see what you did there! :p



Its good this dude was caught:

Osipau was sentenced yesterday to three years imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to five counts of fraud, eight counts of possession of articles for use in fraud and one count of transferring criminal property.


Its people like this who make things hard for honest players, and that people's lives are harmed in the process (Not physically, of course) just makes it all the worse.

We got ourselves a fish down in Southwark, boys! :p
 

vinylweatherman

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What about the 80K he netted - where's the confiscation order? This is no good if he gets out and has that 80K still available to him. It would have been far more had he not made a silly mistake and got caught. Did he not realise that casinos have no way of verifying a photo other than believing the set of documents are genuine. He should have left the original image in place and just used the ID. It was his photo on 2 different passports that got him busted. His fake documents were not detected beforehand.

The details of this case will also throw far more light on how fraudsters operate, and how they are caught, than casinos are willing to disclose. It is lucky therefore that he pleaded guilty and limited the exposure of the evidence detail.

For starters, it was disclosed why and how he got caught, duplicate photos for two of the identities he was using.
 
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