Nature of Offences (Including Act, Section & No of Counts)
1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits pursuant to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 and 1 charge of providing false or misleading information pursuant to s117 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.
The magistrate sentenced the accused to a 12 month Community Corrections Order which included conditions that the accused perform 150 hours of unpaid community work, undergo mental health assessment and treatment and undergo programs to reduce the chances of re-offending. The sentence was imposed with a conviction and the accused was also ordered to pay the TAC $55,559.06 in restitution.
The accused forged Certificates of Capacity and supplied 11 forged Certificates to the TAC in order to continue to obtain Loss of Earnings benefits.
Payable to TAC
12 month Community Corrections Order