Connecticut Woman Gambles With Freedom and Loses
Lady luck can be addictive for sure, but evidently, some people just can't learn their lesson.
Addiction in any form is a tragic thing. Addiction as defined by merriam-webster.com,
a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble)
So, it's no surprise how hard it is to break the cycle. One woman in Connecticut clearly has not yet shaken off the monkey on her back.
In a story from newstimes.com, a Connecticut woman has been sentenced to prison for gambling. Why, you ask, is that a crime? Well, when you do it while you're already on probation for stealing $1.7 million from your former employer, it is, as you'll read later.
According to the newstimes.com story, 51-year-old Patricia Baddeley Meehan was recently sentenced to two months behind bars and two more years of probation. It seems that through an investigation into her, it was found that she gambled at Foxwoods Resort Casino on more than 20 occasions between 2014 and 2016, and scored some impressive jackpot winnings. Where's the problem with that you might ask?
The big deal in all of this is that back in 2010, she was sentenced to 46 months behind bars followed by three years of probation, because not only did she steal $1.7 million from a law firm where she worked, but then, she didn't bother to pay taxes on the money.
As the timeline goes on, Meehan was released from federal prison in August of 2013, and was forbidden from gambling or even going into any establishment known to promote gambling. So, sister, pretty quickly after you saw the light of day, you broke that rule of release over, and over, and over and over again.
Here's hoping they get her some counseling that sticks this time.