Our Result - Centrelink Fraud - 1600629

Reference: 1600629

Charge


Our client was charged with Centrelink fraud for an amount totalling $38,137.34.

Penalty Received

We managed to keep this matter in the Magistrates' Court and our client was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment, but released forthwith on a recognisance in the sum of $500 to be of good behaviour for two years. The court agreed that the offending was on the basis of need not greed. An excellent result for our client.

Circumstances

Our client was a 28 year old single mother, raising a young child.

The court agreed the fraud was on the basis of need not greed.