Surname: Y
Other Name: Muhammad
Hearing Date: 21 Mar 2018
Court: Melbourne County Court
Magistrate: Higham
Fraud Amount: $44,529.98

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

Charges:

1 charge of fraudulently obtaining a benefit pursuant to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty.

Result:

Sentenced to an aggregate term of 2 months imprisonment to be served immediately. The magistrate ordered the accused to pay restitution of $44,529.98 and costs of $550.00 to the TAC.

Remarks:

The accused returned to employment whilst in receipt of TAC Loss of Earnings Benefits.

Appeal:

The appeal was heard on 21/03/2018 and His Honour Judge Higham at the Melbourne County Court on the two charges as previously appealed to a 12 month Community Corrections Order, with conditions that the accused be under the supervision of the Office of Corrections for the entire time and that the accused perform 100 hours of unpaid community work. The judge also ordered that the accused pay the TAC compensation in the amount of $44,529.98

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $44,529.98 Yes
Total Fines: $ N/A
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $550.00Yes

Stay: