Surname: M
Other Name: Sophea
Hearing Date: 16 Aug 2018
Court: Dandenong Magistrates’ Court
Magistrate: Wardell
Fraud Amount: $88,062

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

Charges:

1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits pursuant to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 and 1 charge of providing false or misleading information pursuant to s117 of The Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty

Result:

The accused was sentenced to a 12 month Community Corrections Order with conviction. The conditions of the order were that the accused be under the supervision of the Office of Correction for the duration of the order, that the accused undergo drug assessment and treatment and undergo assessment and treatment for mental health issues. The magistrate further ordered that compensation of $88,062 to be paid to the TAC.

Remarks:

The accused supplied a false contract of employment setting out the accused’s work arrangements and rate of pay / wage in connection with the claim for Loss of Earnings benefits.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $88,062Yes
Total Fines: $ N/A
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $N/A

Stay: