Nature of Offences (Including Act, Section & No of Counts)
1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits contrary to section 116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 and 1 charge of providing false or misleading information contrary to section 117 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.
The magistrate was convicted and sentenced to a 12 month Community Corrections Order where the accused was to be under the supervision of the Office of Corrections for the duration of the Order and not commit any further offending. The accused was ordered to pay restitution to the TAC in the amount of $51,654.00.
The accused fraudulently obtained benefits from the TAC namely Loss of Earnings Capacity benefits by submitting to the TAC 15 Certificates of Capacity declaring him only fit for suitable work and declaring he had not returned to work when he had in fact returned to a form of work.
Payable to TAC