An accountant who took virtually 500,000 from a construction companies to money his gambling addiction, his social life and to purchase costly vehicles has actually been imprisoned for two years.
David Gorey, aged 33, of Kilbride, Trim, Co Meath, at first took the cash to settle a 5,000 credit union loan and a 15,000 auto loan prior to the automobile was repossessed.
He continued to take money, bought three BMWs, worth 100,000, and utilized the rest to fund his dependency and social activities.
Gorey pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four sample charges of taking various sums from ABM Construction Ltd, Feltrim Business Park, Swords, Co Dublin, on dates between August 8, 2009, and June 13, 2013. He has previous convictions for minor roadway traffic offences.
Judge Melanie Greally said a victim effect report revealed the larger impact the theft had on the firm and its staff was substantial.
Sen. Gillane, defending, said Gorey’s behaviour represented an incredible fall from grace, including both speed and distance.