Tuesday, 13 November 2012
A depressed head teacher who stole thousands of pounds from his school to fuel an online poker habit has been barred from teaching.
Andrew Wilkie from Flintshire in North Wales admitted theft at a trial earlier this year and was given a 16-month prison sentence. The General Teaching Council has now indefinitely barred the father-of-three from the teaching profession.Wilkie, who admitted stealing £53,000 from his school, spent his life savings chasing losses at online poker tables.According to a report from the BBC, the 42-year-old had been depressed after being suspended from his school following unsubstantiated accusations of misconduct made by a pupil.Wilkie, who served four-months in prison and is now under a 'home detention curfew' said, “I take full responsibility. My biggest regret is that it puts in jeopardy my chances of ever working with children again in a job I know I’m good at.”Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
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