Surname: K
Other Name: Tina
Hearing Date: 16 Jul 2019
Court: Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court
Magistrate: Hoare
Fraud Amount: $42,289.46

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

Charges:

1 charge pursuant to s45A of The Transport Accident Act 1986 of failing to advise of a return to work; 1 charge of fraudulently obtaining benefits pursuant to s116 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 and 1 charge of pursuant to s117 of The Transport Accident Act 1986 of providing false or misleading information to the TAC.

Plea: Guilty

Result:

The magistrate with conviction fined the accused $3,000 and ordered the accused to pay TAC compensation in the amount of $42,289.46.

Remarks:

The TAC alleged that the accused had returned to work while receiving Loss of Earnings benefits by operating a business. The accused argued that there was never an intent to run a business and that the accused was running a charity but that it just had not yet been formally registered as a charity.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $42,289.46Yes
Total Fines: $3,000No
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $N/A

Stay: