Wholly Suspended Sentence for 70k Fraud in Melbourne Magistrates Court

Nicholas Crawford of our office appeared before the Heidelberg Magistrates Court in Melbourne in April 2018 in relation to a false accounting and theft investigation.

The allegations spanned over a three-year period between 2003 and 2005 during the time our client was employed with Flight Centre.

While she was employed there, police alleged that our client stole over $58,000 in cash and used false accounting techniques to obtain free flights for herself, family and friends in excess of $27,000.

After reviewing the brief of evidence, our office determined that several charges were not sufficiently substantiated. Our office provided a submission to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution’s office which resulted in the discontinuance of 10 charges.

Our client entered a plea of guilty to the remaining charges and following submissions by Counsel instructed by our office, the Presiding Magistrate sentenced our client to a wholly-suspended sentence of 12 months.

Considering the amount of money involved, this was an excellent result for our client.

If you are interested in our criminal lawyers acting on your behalf, please call Nicholas Crawford on 3009 8467, Alan Phillips on 3009 8469 or Tyronne Thomas on 3009 8481.

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