A former Veterans Affairs employee who managed one of the department's retail stores admitted that he stole $150,000 from the store and spent it on strippers, prostitutes, and gambling, according to the Justice Department.
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Bates, who was released on $10,000 unsecured bond Tuesday, told investigators he spent some of the cash on a stripper named "Ashley" at an Ohio strip club, according to court records. He said he often spent $500 a night on lap dances — and more.
"After visiting the club numerous times, Glenn Alan Bates convinced Ashley to come to his hotel room for sex, for which he paid her," VA Special Agent Frederick Lane wrote.
The hotel trysts were frequent and non-exclusive. Bates said he also met with other strippers and prostitutes, according to court records.
"Glenn Alan Bates stated he became addicted to the sexual encounters and he stole cash from the canteen to pay for this addiction," Lane wrote.
According to court records, Bates told investigators he spent part of the money at casinos in Indianapolis and Battle Creek.