Shopkeeper accidentally given £700,000 by casino spent it on a house

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A shopkeeper was given £766,000 over the course of two years, and his response put him in jail.

Sandeep Singh, 34, was given the money over a period of two years between 2014 and 2016, after his bank details were mistaken for a casino in Wolverhampton.

Singh didn’t report the mistake, and instead used some of it to buy a house.

He also transferred some of it to India. His account was frozen when the mistake eventually came to light.

Singh ran an off-licence in Northampton when a company called DC Payments Ltd installed an ATM in the shop.

The shop was responsible for loading the machine with money, which would then be reimbursed by DC Payments.

But Singh’s account was mistaken for the casino, which had much more money coming out of its cash machines.

By the time DC Payments realised the error, they realised Singh had sold his business.

He’d taken more than £360,000 of the money.

Lynsey Knott, the prosecutor in Singh’s case at Leicester Crown Court, said they tried to ring Singh and he terminated the call.

He said he had tried to call them.

Singh was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty.

HT Leicester Mercury

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