Surname: N
Other Name: Mohamed
Hearing Date: 29 Jan 2019
Court: Heidelberg Magistrates' Court
Magistrate: Warda
Fraud Amount: $29,143.68

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

Charges:

1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits contrary to section 116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 and 1 charge of supplying false information to the TAC contrary to section 117 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty

Result:

The accused was sentenced with conviction for an 18 month Community Corrections Order and to undergo a mental health assessment and subsequent treatment as part of the Order. The accused was further ordered to pay TAC compensation in the amount of $29,143.68 and costs of $500.

Remarks:

The accused submitted false and misleading self-employment documents and profit and loss statements to obtain Loss of Earnings benefits. In addition the accused provided the TAC with false and misleading invoices requesting reimbursement. As a result the accused fraudulently received Loss of Earnings benefits.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $29,143.68 Yes
Total Fines: $ N/A
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $500Yes