Etowah County woman with gambling addiction sentenced to prison in...
A 68-year-old Etowah County woman, with a gambling addiction, was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in federal prison for her guilty plea to stealing $933,000 from her former employer, court records show.
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#1 Apr 14, 2013
Sure, everyone loves to gamble ... if they win. But, the person sitting next to you in church, the man in line at the grocery store, or one of your co-workers; any one of these could be involved with a gambling problem. Imagine your grandmother committing a crime to support her gambling addiction. I am a recovering alcoholic, gambler, and have recovered from other addictive behaviors. I published a book, Gripped by Gambling, where the readers can follow the destructive path of the compulsive gambler, a prison sentence, and then on to the recovery road.
I also publish a free online newsletter, Women Helping Women, which has been on-line for more than twelve years and is read by hundreds of women (and men) from around the world.( www.femalegamblers.info ). I have been interviewed many times, and appeared on the 60 Minutes show in January 2011, which was moderated by Leslie Stahl.
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