Gold Coast security guard jailed for stealing cash from customers

Written by Alexandra Wells

A GOLD Coast security guard has been jailed for four years after using customer cash to fund his gambling habit.
 
Jon-Paul Denaro was working as a cash-in-transit guard for Border Security when he was accused of pocketing more than $112,000.

The security guard had been hired to pick up money from businesses and bank them, but the cash deliveries started to go missing, including one that more than $30,000.


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Bottleshops, bowls and surf clubs were some of the businesses targeted.

Denaro pleaded not guilty to all seven counts of fraud.

After a three week trial, Denaro was found guilty of seven counts of fraud and jailed for four years.

He will be able to apply for bail after serving two years.