Surname: P
Other Name: Catherine
Hearing Date: 27 Sep 2017
Court: Assessment & Referral Court at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
Magistrate: Collins

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

Charges:

1 charge of attempting to fraudulently obtaining a benefit 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.

Plea: Guilty.

Result:

The magistrate imposed a sentence with a finding of guilt, a 12 month good behaviour bond with a condition that the accused continue to seek medical treatment as directed by the court.

Remarks:

The accused provided TAC with Certificates’ of Capacity declaring the accused unfit for work but the certificates were not issued by the person purporting to issue them, but had been forged. Subsequently, any Loss of Earnings benefit received by the accused in reliance of those certificates was done so fraudulently.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $ N/A
Total Fines: $ N/A
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $ N/A

Stay: