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Former Domino’s Pizza manager Dennis Cabantog sent takings to his family
A FORMER pizza parlour manager who sent a week’s takings to the Philippines to help his sick family, has been jailed.
Dennis Cabantog, 31, headed more than 20 staff at Domino’s Pizza in Bishopthorpe Road, York, and his duties included banking the takeaway’s takings, Phillip Evans, prosecuting, told York Crown Court.
But in the week of July 10 to July 17, he sent £7,454, the entire week’s takings, to his family in the Philippines instead of to the bank.
His solicitor, Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks, said his father had suffered a stroke and a heart attack and his daughter had been diagnosed with polio, and the family needed money.
Judge Kate Buckingham said she took into account the family circumstances and that his actions were out of character.
But his employers had placed a high level of trust in him. Cabantog, 31, of Cornlands Road, Acomb, pleaded guilty to theft by an employee and was jailed for eight months.
Mrs Robins-Hicks said was originally from the Philippines and had been separated from his wife for nine years.
He had worked at a restaurant in Dubai and then was recruited as a manager in England, first in Wolverhampton and then in York.
He had worked for Domino’s Pizza for three-and-a-half years and was legitimately in the UK on a working visa until 2015. He was normally a hard-working man.
The family problems had arisen at a time when he was having difficulty paying his own bills and he had committed the crime out of desperation. He had lost his job because of the theft.
Mr Evans said the takeaway chain’s area management had investigated when they had realised no money had been banked for July 10 to 17 and Cabantog had immediately confessed.