A FATHER and daughter team of fraudsters have been sentenced for scamming a Southend casino out of thousands of pounds.

Bo Bond, 26, of Symons Avenue, Leigh, was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work at Basildon Crown Court yesterday after admitting transferring more than £8,000 of loyalty points from the Rendezvous Casino, Southend, where she worked, to family members.

Bond would divert points to her relatives, which they could use to buy food in casinos within the London Clubs International.

Large amounts of points were also used to pay for electrical goods, including TVs and iPods.

Her dad Brian, 60, of Lark Hill Road, Canewdon, was given a conditional discharge but ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the casino after admitting receiving more than £3,000 worth of points.

Judge Owen Davies QC, sentencing Miss Bond, who wept throughout, said: "I hope you will be able to resume working and not have to disclose a blot on your record that is damaging in a way disproportionate to the offence.

"If you look at how many days will be taken out of your leisure time over the next 12 months, it is quite a lot."