Owner torched failing Wodonga cafe after gambling $1000 a day

By Local News
Updated April 15 2021 - 3:29pm, first published 3:00pm
LOSSES: Rocky Pereira, pictured here after being released on bail for the arson attack on his cafe. He owed $120,000 in pokies debt at the time and won $58,000.
LOSSES: Rocky Pereira, pictured here after being released on bail for the arson attack on his cafe. He owed $120,000 in pokies debt at the time and won $58,000.

The failure of a Wodonga cafe and $30,000 a month poker machine addiction led a Wodonga man to torch his business, causing $141,000 in damage.

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