A FRAUDSTER who abused his position to rip off his employer of more than 20,000 has avoided being sent to jail.
Christopher Hobson, of Jodrell Drive in Grappenhall Heys, used the funds to fuel his horrid gambling addiction and live a life above his salary.
Chester Crown Court heard how the 30-year-old had blown through the money he stole from event organising firm Incentivise, based in Higher Whitley money which could not be recovered.
But despite this, his willingness to repay a small fraction of the amount and his previous good character spared him from immediate custody.
Peter Hussey, prosecuting, spoke of how Hobson was initially employed as account manager at the company, but was promoted to senior account manager as directors had …
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