32Red Reimburses Company After Customer Stole Cash

Operator 32Red paid nearly £ 590,000 ($761,595) to the founders of a Londonderry-based company after the cash had been stolen and then lost on its website.

Tracey Curran, a former S3 Alliance employee, pleaded guilty last month to six false representation fraud charges.

She borrowed the balance from January 2016 to April 2017 using the company’s credit cards to feed her gambling habit.

A barrister of the Public Prosecution Service told the Crown Court in Derry that 32Red has now reimbursed the “vast amount of money as a gratuity.”

The defence and prosecution had hired a group of accountants to ensure that the sum had been reimbursed to the client.

The trial was adjourned after confirmation and a plea hearing for Curran will take place in December.

This year, 32Red received negative attention from the UK press, including criticism of its deal with the English Championship Football Club Derby County, which will see Wayne Rooney wearing the number 32 jersey when he joins the team in January.

In September, after being adjudicated to appeal to children, the company had two digital ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority.