Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Betting shop clerk admits football fix

A betting shop employee has admitted trying to fix a football wager last month to win an $8,156 payout.

Magistrates' Court heard on Friday that Alanae Butterfield, a clerk at Hamilton bookmaker Sea Horses, handed her manager Lee Beauchamp the winning slip on April 21.

The 21-year-old from St George's claimed that her brother had placed the bet over the phone.

However, a review of the security cameras confirmed that Butterfield had stamped a blank betting form and filled in the correct results once the football matches had finished.

After arriving at her workplace the following day, the defendant was questioned about the situation and eventually admitted falsifying the betting slip.

She was then arrested and again acknowledged her guilt to police.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered a Social Inquiry Report on Butterfield, who has no previous convictions, and adjourned sentencing until July 6.

He released the defendant on $5,000 bail with a like surety.

• It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated May 16, 2016 at 8:24 am)

Betting shop clerk admits football fix

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon