Family of fraudsters caught ripping off casino

Fraudsters caught ripping off casino

Polliana Bond and Bunty O'Sullivan

Bo Bond

Brian Bond

First published in Southend

A FAMILY of fraudsters was caught ripping off a Southend casino.

Bo Bond, 25, of Simons Avenue, Leigh, admitted she had got “greedy” when abusing her position as receptionist at Rendezvous casino.

She had been using other employees’ computers to take advantage of the casino’s loyalty scheme.

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

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

The fraud ring was eventually exposed following an audit by the casino - and after CCTV showed her accessing computers at key times.

In total the fraud amounted to £8,500.

Bo Bond appeared in the dock at Basildon Crown Court alongside father Brian Bond, mother Bunty O’Sullivan, and sister Polliana Bond.

Her stepmother Pamela Shepherd, 47, of Lark Hill Road, Canewdon, also appeared but a charge of fraud was dropped.

Bo Bond pleaded guilty to four counts of an employee, committed between May 2011 and June 2012. Brian Bond, 59, of Lark Hill Road, Canewdon, Polliana Bond and Bunty O’Sullivan, all admitted one count of fraud by false representation.

Polliana Bond, 29, of Collier Way, Southend, and Bunty O’Sullivan, 57, of Rectory Garth, Rayleigh, were sentenced to a two year conditional discharge as they played lesser parts in the fraud. Polliana was also ordered to pay £200 compensation.

Brian and Bo Bond are due to be sentenced on March 14 once reports have been carried out.

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12:08pm Thu 21 Feb 13

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

Bunty o'sullivan lol what a name, sounds like a 1970s detective
Bunty o'sullivan lol what a name, sounds like a 1970s detective SpiffSpaffington1984
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Thu 21 Feb 13

everyoneh850 says...

Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change. everyoneh850
  • Score: -2

2:09pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Joe Wildman-Clark says...

everyoneh850 wrote:
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.
[quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.[/p][/quote]So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault. Joe Wildman-Clark
  • Score: 2

2:44pm Thu 21 Feb 13

everyoneh850 says...

Joe Wildman-Clark wrote:
everyoneh850 wrote:
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.
Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here.
[quote][p][bold]Joe Wildman-Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.[/p][/quote]So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.[/p][/quote]Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here. everyoneh850
  • Score: -2

3:01pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Now it's been proved in court, they are guilty, await private action, from the casino, for re-imbersment of the plundered funds, can't pay? oh we'll seize your cars, not enough? Oh well we'll seize your house............
Now it's been proved in court, they are guilty, await private action, from the casino, for re-imbersment of the plundered funds, can't pay? oh we'll seize your cars, not enough? Oh well we'll seize your house............ Carnabackable
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Thu 21 Feb 13

babybird0404 says...

Sound like a family of Do As You Likeys
Sound like a family of Do As You Likeys babybird0404
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Joe Wildman-Clark says...

everyoneh850 wrote:
Joe Wildman-Clark wrote:
everyoneh850 wrote:
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.
Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here.
So your happy with people breaking the law, what if the casino had to let a member of staff go bacuase of this criminal act.

So what other laws are you happy for people to break as you either respect ALL laws or none at all you can not pick and choose which one's to follow and which to ignore.

Hopefully the casino will chase them up for the money lost, if thet loose their home so be it.
[quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Wildman-Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.[/p][/quote]So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.[/p][/quote]Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here.[/p][/quote]So your happy with people breaking the law, what if the casino had to let a member of staff go bacuase of this criminal act. So what other laws are you happy for people to break as you either respect ALL laws or none at all you can not pick and choose which one's to follow and which to ignore. Hopefully the casino will chase them up for the money lost, if thet loose their home so be it. Joe Wildman-Clark
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Thu 21 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

They took a gamble...and it didn't pay off.
They took a gamble...and it didn't pay off. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Thu 21 Feb 13

firedog says...

everyoneh850 wrote:
Joe Wildman-Clark wrote:
everyoneh850 wrote:
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.
Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here.
The loyalty points were probably diverted from club members,so it is not a victimless crime.all crime eventually have to be paid for,by you or me.
[quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Wildman-Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.[/p][/quote]So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.[/p][/quote]Like I said well done. Good to see. Aww do you really expect me to feel sorry the wealthy casino owners sorry not gona happen. There's no victim here.[/p][/quote]The loyalty points were probably diverted from club members,so it is not a victimless crime.all crime eventually have to be paid for,by you or me. firedog
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Nobblyknees says...

SpiffSpaffington1984 wrote:
Bunty o'sullivan lol what a name, sounds like a 1970s detective
Not her real name. She was Theresa when she was at school.
[quote][p][bold]SpiffSpaffington1984[/bold] wrote: Bunty o'sullivan lol what a name, sounds like a 1970s detective[/p][/quote]Not her real name. She was Theresa when she was at school. Nobblyknees
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Thu 21 Feb 13

jantone says...

Are you completely serious stating that it's the casino's fault that 1 of there employees stole from them? I have been a member of this excellent establishment since it opened, & it is a very well organised company!!
they certainly don't deserve to have rubbish staff working for them. Yes, they should be prosecuted & given a very heavy sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
Are you completely serious stating that it's the casino's fault that 1 of there employees stole from them? I have been a member of this excellent establishment since it opened, & it is a very well organised company!! they certainly don't deserve to have rubbish staff working for them. Yes, they should be prosecuted & given a very heavy sentence!!!!!!!!!!!! ! jantone
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

If you ripped off a casino in Las Vegas, you'd be given an unique view of the hoover dam........Goodfella
s?
If you ripped off a casino in Las Vegas, you'd be given an unique view of the hoover dam........Goodfella s? Carnabackable
  • Score: 3

11:23am Fri 22 Feb 13

Red Hand Gang says...

Hardly Brinks Mat!
Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis.
So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches.

Go girls.
Hardly Brinks Mat! Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis. So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches. Go girls. Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 0

1:13pm Fri 22 Feb 13

babybird0404 says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
Hardly Brinks Mat!
Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis.
So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches.

Go girls.
This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate.
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Hardly Brinks Mat! Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis. So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches. Go girls.[/p][/quote]This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate. babybird0404
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Red Hand Gang says...

babybird0404 wrote:
Red Hand Gang wrote:
Hardly Brinks Mat!
Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis.
So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches.

Go girls.
This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate.
Never gambled in my life -
and I ain't your mate.
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Hardly Brinks Mat! Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis. So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches. Go girls.[/p][/quote]This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate.[/p][/quote]Never gambled in my life - and I ain't your mate. Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 1

2:51pm Fri 22 Feb 13

babybird0404 says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
babybird0404 wrote:
Red Hand Gang wrote:
Hardly Brinks Mat!
Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis.
So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches.

Go girls.
This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate.
Never gambled in my life -
and I ain't your mate.
I bet you "ain't" adverse to winning the lottery.
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Hardly Brinks Mat! Good on em, the casino rip off simple vulnerable people on a daily basis. So what if they got conned out of £8500 worth of stale prawn sandwiches. Go girls.[/p][/quote]This smacks of someone who has an active gambling addiction and has lost several thousands at the casino in a vain attempt to keep the roof over his wife and kids' heads. Simple? Yes. Vulnerable? Yes. You said it mate.[/p][/quote]Never gambled in my life - and I ain't your mate.[/p][/quote]I bet you "ain't" adverse to winning the lottery. babybird0404
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Fri 22 Feb 13

InTheKnowOk says...

Gambling is a mugs game with the only winners being the casino's.
Ripping off those who employ you is equally stupid as now she won't get a job anywhere !
Gambling is a mugs game with the only winners being the casino's. Ripping off those who employ you is equally stupid as now she won't get a job anywhere ! InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Fri 22 Feb 13

BMNO6 says...

100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact.
100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact. BMNO6
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

Joe Wildman-Clark wrote:
everyoneh850 wrote:
Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.
So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.
Do you vote? Are you not supporting criminal activity?
[quote][p][bold]Joe Wildman-Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]everyoneh850[/bold] wrote: Well done. It's about time someone ripped the casino off for a change.[/p][/quote]So you support criminal activity, what other crimes do you agree with people breaking, the Casino was operating legally they do not force people to spend their money, if people are so weak of mind they spend spend spend than it is only their fault.[/p][/quote]Do you vote? Are you not supporting criminal activity? Lastlaugh...
  • Score: -3

9:45pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

babybird0404 wrote:
Sound like a family of Do As You Likeys
You sound like a complete and utter moron...you are probably wrong whereas im probably right!
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: Sound like a family of Do As You Likeys[/p][/quote]You sound like a complete and utter moron...you are probably wrong whereas im probably right! Lastlaugh...
  • Score: -7

9:47pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

BMNO6 wrote:
100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact.
Another forum moron!
[quote][p][bold]BMNO6[/bold] wrote: 100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact.[/p][/quote]Another forum moron! Lastlaugh...
  • Score: -6

5:44pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Minceir. says...

Lastlaugh... wrote:
BMNO6 wrote:
100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact.
Another forum moron!
Keep your hair on! Truth hurt does it?
[quote][p][bold]Lastlaugh...[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BMNO6[/bold] wrote: 100 per cent "do as you likeys" fact.[/p][/quote]Another forum moron![/p][/quote]Keep your hair on! Truth hurt does it? Minceir.
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Tone-Fu says...

Pollyiana, Bo and Bunty!? Just goes to show that pretentious twits with middle-class dreams are just as likely to be thieving, no-mark scrotes as anyone else.
Pollyiana, Bo and Bunty!? Just goes to show that pretentious twits with middle-class dreams are just as likely to be thieving, no-mark scrotes as anyone else. Tone-Fu
  • Score: -1

6:41pm Sun 17 Mar 13

essex_gurl89 says...

Anyone know what they was sentenced to?
Anyone know what they was sentenced to? essex_gurl89
  • Score: 1

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