Daniel Paul Micallef has been handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to repay $34,000 after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining monies from his employer Pokeridol Limited.
Micallef who was employed by the iGaming company in the role of Operational Manager, used his access to the company’s computer systems to reactivate a number of dormant player accounts by resetting their passwords.
Once Micallef had access to the accounts he then allocated them with tournament tickets, using those tickets with the reactivated accounts and his own, subsequently transferring the gained monies to his own account, whereby he then tried to withdraw the amounts.
The prosecution stated that Micallef obtained a total of $34,000 by using the above method. Micallef’s lawyer produced in court a settlement agreement drawn up with his previous employer which he had entered into. This corroborated the amount of $34,000 and the judge ordered Micallef to repay the monies, by way of a payment plan.
In addition, in sentencing, the court jailed Micallef for 2 years, suspended for 3 years.