A report came this week about a relapse of a 23-year-old former personal banking advisor David James Collins who found himself back in prison for stealing from his father’s bank account… for the second time.
The first time, back in 2010, he stole a total of GBP 72 000 in order to fund his online roulette addiction. This time, he was sentenced to two years of prison by Mold Crown Court Judge Rhys Rowlands.
Describing Collins' behavior as completely dishonest and a breach of his father's trust, Rowlands said: “Having apologised to your father, he forgave you and allowed you to move back to live with him. He gave you money to help you where you were struggling to find work.
"Your expressions of remorse had a rather hollow ring to them. You repaid his generosity by assuming his identity and withdrawing significant sums of money from his bank accounts."
“Your predicament should serve as a warning to others. You ran up unmanageable debts as a result of your behavior.”