Nature of Offences (Including Act, Section & No of Counts)
1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits pursuant to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.
During the plea in mitigation the accused made representation that he was willing to repay all monies owed to the TAC immediately. Verification of the transfer of the full amount owed being $5,262.50 and $500 in TAC costs was obtained. The magistrate then sentenced the accused to 12 months Good Behaviour Bond with the condition that the accused donate $1,000 to the court fund. The sentence was imposed with a finding of guilt.
The accused returned to paid employment running his own business whilst he remained in receipt of Loss of Earnings benefits and he failed to advise the TAC of this work and / or income being generated.
Payable to TAC