A brief look at crime 9/7 – 9/13

Man who killed doctor wife jailed for life

A man who murdered his doctor wife in an unprovoked attack at their home was jailed for life today. She was a very gentle person and the irony is that her end should be so violent and so gruesome.  The court heard that two children were in the house at the time of the attack.  Lord Hardie said today that it was “impossible” to know what psychological harm had been caused to the youngsters.  The court heard that Khan had a gambling habit and that he had lost £17,000 in spread betting.

AG: $36K Insurance Scheme Intended To Cover Gambling Debt
Insurance Payout Used To Cover Losses From Video Poker Machines, AG Says

A former nurse submitted false insurance claims indicating she and her husband had cancer, and used the money to cover a gambling debt, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.  According to the criminal complaint, Stanesic used her background in nursing to submit 29 false medical insurance claims worth $36,000.

Police Break Up Russell Co. Gambling Ring

llegal video gambling machines, as well as evidence of illegal poker games were seized. Officers also seized over $7,000 of suspected gambling proceeds.

Former Fort Worth police officer who was indicted turns himself in

A former Fort Worth police officer who was indicted Friday on a bribery charge turned himself in to authorities Monday morning. He is accused of scheming with representatives of Aces Wired, a Dallas-based multimillion-dollar corporation that ran eight-liner game rooms statewide, including four in Tarrant County. Last week, four executives of Aces Wired struck a sweeping plea deal with numerous law enforcement agencies and pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County courtroom to charges stemming from running an illegal gambling operation.

Father is charged with endangering child at casino

Evan H. Wormley, 21, of the 4500 block of Evans Avenue in St. Louis, was charged Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child. [he] attacked a man and woman after they refused his request for money and dropped the boy wearing only a dirty diaper onto a commercial floor sweeper before fleeing the casino without his son.

Largo police seek public’s help after robbery of casino patron at his home

Police are searching for someone who they say shot and robbed a man who was followed home from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.  On Feb. 24, the victim left the casino and headed back to his Largo home. When he arrived and got out of his car, a man approached him and robbed him at gunpoint.

WM woman charged with insurance fraud

Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed criminal charges against a West Mifflin woman who is accused of submitting nearly $36,000 in fictitious cancer treatment claims to her insurance company. Stanesic allegedly contacted insurance company Aflac by e-mail on May 8, 2008, and “revealed herself as a compulsive gambler with financial problems and admitted submitting fraudulent claims.”

Bellagio: Indicted billionaire owes $258,480 gambling debt

Billionaire R. Allen Stanford is escorted into a federal courthouse Monday, June 29, 2009, in Houston. Stanford was indicted on charges alleging he swindled investors out of $7 billion. One month before his financial empire was shut down by regulators, Texas billionaire Robert Allen Stanford was running up a quarter-million-dollar gambling debt in Las Vegas, a lawsuit filed by a casino shows.  Stanford was indicted in June in what the U.S. Justice Department called a $7 billion global investment scheme to defraud investors.

Texas woman accused of embezzling millions

A Sugar Land woman accused of embezzling more than $3.6 million from her former employer has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud.  Federal prosecutors in Houston say the 49-year-old used the money to buy a luxury home and vehicles and for gambling trips to Louisiana and Las Vegas.

Travel agent’s dishonesty brings jail term

Travel agent Dennis Alan Price faces six months in prison and a big reparation bill for using clients’ money to pay for his gambling.  He has paid nearly all the money back but Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish today ruled that $7492 was outstanding, and he must also pay his former employer for “consequential losses” she assessed at $32,547.  A total of about $80,000 was diverted by Price into the Visa accounts of himself and his partner.

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