A Manager at one of the Boylesports Retail Shops in Ireland has now been convicted for stealing from the gambling firm for a period of two years. During these two years the 33 year old manager stole thousands of Euro’s.
Ronan Cowley, the manager of the said shop, who is thirty-three years of age, has been handed a 5 year prison sentence by the Cork Judge Sean Donnabhainm. The Judge made his choice after he learned that the defendant stole a total of €590,810 from BoyleSports. The funds he stole were used towards feeding his online gambling addiction habit.
Paddy Power, the casino at which Mr. Cowley was an avid punter at was tipped off about how this punter deposited into the casino and instantly removed Mr. Cowley’s ability to fund his player account. Boylesports was not impressed by Paddy Powers failure to advise them of this individual’s activity and had knowledge of his position with Boyles.
The judge behind this case said the following, “This is one of the more unusual cases that I’ve had with my time on the bench. Mr. Cowley was able to steal more than half a million Euros during the course of two years and due to it I had to take this case seriously. In order to deter others from such crimes I gave Mr. Cowley a sentence of five years, the absolute maximum in Ireland.”