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The former employee of an internet-based gambling website has admitted he used his position in the company's credit department to steal the identities of some of its clients. Patrick Kalonji, 27, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pleaded guilty in US District Court in the Southern District of New York late last week. While living …


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  1. Steve Evans

    A Nigerian...

    I'll try to act shocked!

  2. adnim Silver badge

    @Steve: A Nigerian...

    Maybe the fact that he was a greedy thieving bastard had more to do with it than his nationality.

    Perhaps employee background checks are lax, maybe the guy was indeed honest until the opportunity of ID theft arose. If the former then Mr Kalonji should not be the only one facing a charge here.

  3. Jared Earle

    Identity Theft?

    Sounds like plain and simple fraud to me.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Always bothered me...

    You sign up, with personal and banking details, to a gambling website that is out in the middle of a territory that quite often has very lax legal controls and no government controls to make sure it stays within the law. Additionally the systems, like all gambling establishments, are always tiited in the favour of the owner and most likely the websites "can see your cards", while your playing!

    Maybe I'm not one of the gullible ones, just for a change, who can only see the pound signs?

  5. Dennis
    Paris Hilton

    Well thats gambling for

    You never know who can steal you stuff.

    Paris because lots of people have seen her private things

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