Surname: V
Other Name: Agostino
Hearing Date: 02 Jun 2017
Court: Sunshine Magistrates’ Court
Magistrate: Pitthouse
Fraud Amount: $54,636.89

Nature of Offences (Including Act, Section & No of Counts)

Charges:

1 charge of fraudulently obtaining loss of earnings benefits pursuant to s116 of the Transport Accident Act 1986; and 1 charge of fraudulently obtaining loss of earnings capacity benefits pursuant to s116 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty.

Result:

Charge 1: Fraudulently obtaining LOE benefits - Convicted and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment which was wholly suspended for 2 years.

Charge 2: Fraudulently obtaining LOEC benefits - Convicted and fined $5,000.00.

Also ordered to pay compensation of $54,636.89 and $500 in professional costs.

Remarks:

The accused without informing the TAC returned to paid employment and at the same time obtained TAC Loss of Earnings and Loss of Earning Capacity benefits.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $54,636.89 Yes
Total Fines: $5,000 No
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $500 Yes

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