Former bar manager fined $450

FORMER bar manager at Lismore’s Northern Rivers Hotel, Dale Bremer, has pleaded guilty to accepting credit betting in a public lottery, after he placed personal credit bets on Keno.

Bremer, 26, of North Lismore, was convicted of the charge in Lismore Local Court this week and fined $450 after the hotel licensee complained to police.

Bremer, whose then responsibilities included taking and putting bets on the Keno and TAB systems, was accused of logging onto the hotel’s Keno terminal on August 8 last year and making a $500 bet.

Police facts before the court state Bremer was caught on CCTV footage showing that he failed to deposit any money into the till at the time the first transaction was made.

During the next four hours he was shown to have made a further 20 own bets on Keno with a Keno Special Promotion ticket produced by the Keno machine which Bremer then wrote his name on before placing the tickets into a special promotions box.

The next day hotel staff noticed shortages in the hotel cash floats with the manager then viewing CCTV footage.

Bremer was charged by police last October while working at another Lismore hotel.

He admitted to the officers he had made bets on credit.

Bremer stated: “What I would do, is I’d put the bet on. If I won I’d take the winnings out, cause it was only double or nothing. If I lost, I’d put the money in.”

A charge of stealing property while employed as a clerk, was withdrawn and dismissed.



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