>Hotel manager stole $5m to cover debt

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>A County Court has heard a central Victorian hotel manager was struggling with debt when he stole close to $5 million from the pub’s betting agency. David John Keogh, 43, faced court today and admitted to 12 charges. The thefts happened throughout 2008 when Keogh was running the One Tree Hill Hotel in Spring Gully. He issued more than 1,000 betting vouchers without payment to help cover the hotel’s bills, while the majority of the funds were then put back through the agency to settle the account. Defence lawyers told the court Keogh had treated the funds as an overdraft and had not used the money to fund an extravagant lifestyle. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=One+Tree+Hill+Hotel+&hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=One+Tree+Hill+Hotel&hnear=&ll=-36.798878,144.287338&spn=0.006295,0.006295&t=h&output=embed
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