Man Pleads Guilty To Using Brother’s Debit Card

January 26, 2014

Appearing in Magistrates Court on Friday [Jan 24], David Robinson, 26, ultimately pleaded guilty to defrauding Sea Horses betting shop and using his brother’s debit card to unlawfully obtain $18,100 cash which he used, between January and March 2013, to place numerous bets with the betting shop.

However, in an agreement with the DPP, only counts 34 to 37 involving $3,750 were actually dealt with and the first 33 counts were left on file.

Senior Magistrate Archie Warner handed down a sentence of six months imprisonment on each of the four counts but made each sentence a concurrent sentence.

Robinson faced two more charges, both of which he pleaded guilty to, of trespass and fraud. Each of these two charges attracted sentences of six months which were to be concurrent with the earlier sentence. Finally Robinson pleaded guilty to smashing up his father’s car. For this he was sentenced to ten days, concurrent.

To finish off, Robinson had three outstanding fines and these were ordered to be paid off today or serve time in default. Robinson told the Magistrate that he could not pay the fines. The Magistrate then ordered that Robinson must serve thirty days in prison in default of payment ; but that this period was also to be concurrent with the six month sentence.

Following his guilty pleas to the first 33 counts, Robinson had been in custody since 7th October 2013. The Magistrate today ruled that Robinson’s six month sentence was to take effect from 7th October 2013.

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  1. Kangoocar says:

    Who the hell ever came up with this “concurrent BS stuff??” This one man wrecking crew with the law only gets 6 months handed to him by magistrate ” Warn Him??” This absolute nonsense and a real injustice!!! Until we learn to start handing down stiff sentences, this BS will never stop!!!
    Two lessons here, firstly, your own fleas always bite you the hardest and secondly, If we already have gambling here, what the heck is all the fuss about when it comes to gaming??? It already exists!!!!

    • Family Man says:

      It already exists!!!!

      And we see a small part of the consequences. But at least with Casino gambling, the idea is that our fraudsters and thieves will be a classier bunch. Sort of a James Bond with a bum cheque.

  2. Amaraaal says:

    You bies are saying anything