Boss blew £16K takings at casino
A PUB boss with a gambling problem blew his takings at a casino – then told police the cash was stolen, a court heard.
David Johnson fittered away £15,852.99 in just a few hours after stealing cash from the tills of the four pubs he managed.
The 35-year-old then told police someone had broken into his car and nicked the money he’d intended to bank.
But the dad-of-three was forced to admit he was responsible when police found CCTV footage of him gambling the cash.
Newcastle Crown Court heard how earlier he had blown £600 of his wages.
The judge said Johnson, of Shiremoor, North Tyneside, had shown remorse for his actions and was now getting help for a gambling addiction.
He sentenced him to 12 months for theft and six months for perverting the course of justice, suspended two years. AFTER raping her and conning her out of her share of the factory Carla has more motives than most.
When she faced him after discovering the factory deal was a set-up he then threatened to rape her again.
Cops will treat her as a prime suspect. SALLY’S ex Kevin was livid when he found out what Frank had done to his former wife.
And after downing some booze in the Rovers he said: “I’ll rip him apart with me bare hands.”
Cops will point the finger. FIESTY Michelle was furious when she discovered Frank had duped her pal Carla out of her factory.
Later this week viewers will see her confess she stole the contract signing over Carla’s share.
Could she be the murderer? POOR Sally was left heartbroken when she realised Frank was using her and had been two-timing with her businesswoman Jenny Sumner.
He cruelly dumped her and left her terrified by threatening her when she told him she would expose his scam. BUSINESSWOMAN Jenny Sumner was having a fling with Frank as well as working with him to dupe Carla into signing over the factory.
The pair were all set to sail off together before Frank’s untimely death.
Could it be she heard his rape confession? DIE-HARD fans have shunned the bookmakers’ favourites and reckon evil rapist Frank Foster was murdered by his MUM.
Millions saw the vile Underworld boss lying in a pool of blood on the factory floor in Monday night’s double bill.
Coronation Street producers have officially lined up six suspects – Carla, Michelle, Peter, Sally, Kevin and Jenny.
But actor Andrew Lancel, who played Frank, said viewers should not rule out ANY members of the Weatherfield cast.
And bookies William Hill have confirmed suspicious punters are showing more interest in “anyone other” than the accused five.
Lancel told This Morning that the truth will be revealed before the month is over.
He said: “It’s in a few weeks. I’ll probably get in trouble, but I think it’s soon after his funeral.”
Gambling punters are focusing their attention on Anne Foster, who Street watchers reckon she is firmly in the frame since she overheard Frank threaten Carla over the phone.
It’s also possible she may have been in the factory to hear Frank snarl he’d rape Carla again. That would have made her realise Frank WAS responsible for the rape claim stress that brought on the heart attack that killed hubby Sam.
A William Hill spokesman said: “Most people seem to think the five ‘official’ accused are merely red herring to divert attention away from the identity of the true killer.”
The current odds are: 2/1 Carla; 3/1 Anyone else; 4/1 Michelle; 5/1 Peter Barlow; 8/1 Kevin; 8/1 Sally; 10/1 Kirk; 20/1 John Stape.
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