Surname: P
Other Name: Mark
Hearing Date: 28 Jun 2017
Court: Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court
Magistrate: Alger
Fraud Amount: $29,987

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 providing false or misleading evidence to the TAC pursuant to s117 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty.

Result:

The accused was given an aggregate sentence for both charges - with Conviction the accused was fined $3,000, ordered to pay Restitution of $ 29,987.00 and to pay professional costs of $500.00 A stay for payment of the fine was granted to 21 December 2017.

Remarks:

The accused provided certificates of capacity to the TAC to obtain Loss of Earnings Benefits to which the accused was not entitled. The accused failed to advise the TAC of a capacity to work and had returned to work and was receiving payment for work provided.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $29,987 Yes
Total Fines: $3,000 No
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $500 Yes

Stay: 21 December 2017