A SOUTHERN Downs man has claimed it was pure desperation that drove him to file a false insurance claim worth almost $30,000 as a means of covering his gambling debts.
Stan John Slabosz abandoned his family caravan on an isolated piece of land outside Warwick on August 5, then returned home and reported it as stolen with his insurer.
Police prosecutor Steve de Lissa said the 64-year-old received a $28,375 payout.
The Warwick Magistrates Court heard the father-of-three needed the money to cover the gambling debts hed accrued over the past five years, which were in excess of $30,000.
Defence lawyer Clare Hine told the court her client was too ashamed to tell even his wife about his addiction, and could gamble up to $2500 at a time.
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