Surname: H
Other Name: Chethuri
Hearing Date: 03 Oct 2019
Court: Dandenong Magistrates' Court
Magistrate: McRae
Fraud Amount: $18,114.20

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

Charges:

One charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits contrary to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty

Result:

The magistrate sentenced the accused to a 12 month Good Behaviour Bond without conviction. One of the conditions of the bond is that the accused makes a $500.00 donation to the Road Trauma Awareness Services. The accused was also ordered to pay TAC compensation in the amount of $15,114.20 (the accused had already repaid $3,000 to the TAC) and was ordered to pay $500 in costs.

Remarks:

The accused supplied TAC with false documents alleging that the accused had been offered employment and was about to commence it when the transport accident occurred and as a result of the accident could not take up the offer of work. As a result the accused was paid $18,114.20 in Loss of Earnings benefits. There was no offer of employment and the company did not actually operate at the time.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $15,114.20 ($3,000 has been repaid)Yes
Professional Costs: $500Yes
Donation: $500No

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