Two sentenced over lottery fraud
A 56-year-old man has been jailed for 28 months for fraud and
theft offences committed while he worked for a lottery company
based in Nottinghamshire.
A second defendant was given a 20-week prison sentence suspended
for 18 months. She was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of
The Gambling Commission carried out an investigation into
financial irregularities at The Weather Lottery plc between April
2008 and April 2010, when the company had its head office at
Mattersey, near Retford.
For more information please see the
Nottingham Police press release on their website.
Notes to editors
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- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are
responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great
Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which
are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the
Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our
website for information on legal advice.
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