Addiction can impair an individual’s judgment in grievous ways. Cases involving gambling addiction can be among the most devastating.
Over the years, local news accounts have provided troubling examples: The 75-year-old nun who took more than $250,000 from a church agency. The Douglas County treasurer’s deputy convicted of stealing more than $120,000. The Omaha accountant who took $6,000 from a local business. The conservator who took $15,000 from his mother’s account.