Bingo Ban For Gambling Pensioner
For many old age pensioners, a trip to the bingo hall provides one of their biggest pleasures in life and definitely helps to keep them going. The chance to win some money is always going to be well received but for many players, it is about so much more than just the money. There is a great deal of community spirit and socialness that goes along with the bingo games and if anything happened to prevent players from playing bingo, it would be a bad time in their life. Sometimes bingo halls need to close down or shut for renovations but if it is just one person who is unable to play bingo, they will feel extremely bad about themselves.
Bingo off the cards for pensioner
This is the situation that is facing Margaret Davies, who has recently been banned from attending her local bingo club. This may lead a lot of people to feel sorry for her but the circumstances surrounding the banning are such that any sympathy will be in short supply. Margaret Davies managed to steal £7,000 from her daughter to pay for her slot machine and bingo addiction but has only managed to repay £570 of this money. Mrs Davies took the money from her daughter who at that time was staying away from theUnited Kingdomwith her husband who was serving with the Armed Forces at the time.
In order to be able to repay the money that she stole from her daughter, Margaret Davies is planning on coming out of retirement. The thing is though, with the current economic climate, there may not be too many jobs available for a 71 year old living inInverness. The pensioner was finally caught when work on a new bathroom for her daughter never went ahead due to there being a lack of funds available to pay for the fitting, even though she had been making regular payments back home. With the theft out in the open, Mrs Davies admitted to the police that she had taken the money and has spent it all on the slot machines at the bingo club.
The theft took place between August 2009 and May 2011 and after she was found guilty, sentence was deferred for a period of 6 months to allow Margaret Davies the opportunity to pay the money back. The Sheriff also imposed a ban on her attending her local bingo club and placed a curfew on her until April.