Burglary, Theft – Not Guilty

The client was a facilities manager at a High School, earning good money. He was charged with unlawfully entering the canteen and stealing $73 from the canteen float.

The case was a circumstantial one, the strongest evidence being that he had entered the canteen the afternoon before the canteen manager noticed the money missing.

He was charged with:

We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

The client was acquitted of all charges.

The Magistrate was persuaded that the client had entered the canteen for a legitimate purpose and that there were others who could equally have been responsible for the missing moneys.

The Court also ordered that our client’s legal costs be paid by Victoria Police.


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