Hotel employee steals millions to play pokies

Hope Jobson
Hope Jobson

We have been always saying that gambling can lead us to dangerous paths. Wendy Hope Jobson looked like an ordinary woman, a mother of two children that worked hard to live a good life with her family. But the reality wasn’t so simple. Jobson worked in the Koroneos Group, which owns the Norlane, Waurn Ponds and Wool Exchange hotels. In a period of about 5 years this woman took about $7.8 millions from the company bills and gambled them on an online pokie game that is called Doctor Love. Jobson admitted her guilt in the court and she was found guilty for 1410 charges , a number that is considered to be a record. Mitchell Koroneos admitted also that his bar manager told him that something was wrong about his bank deposits because there were some strange transactions and more specifically, there were some transfers of $1000 from the company’s account to Jobson’s account. Finally it was clear after police investigations that Jobson had stolen about $7.8 millions from the company’s bills from 2006 till last year. Koroneos told that Jobson admitted her crime to him and begged him to let her leave to another country in order not to face jail. He also told that he considered Jobson to be a good employee that worked hard for her family and her company and a person that he had treated very well in the past and that finally betrayed his trust. Also Jobson admitted that after a certain time period she gambled to earn money and return them back to the company’s account, but things got worse than she thought. Finally Jobson is clearly facing the jail for her crimes and we will soon hear the court’s decision.