Handle Stolen Goods, Negligently Deal with Proceeds of Crime

The accused was a 25-year old woman who was charged with handling stolen goods and negligently dealing with the proceeds of crime after stolen property was found at the premises she was living at with her boyfriend. The boyfriend was also charged. The accused instructed that she was not aware that the property was stolen, and had no direct connection to the property. She provided a statement to police to that effect, after her boyfriend had pleaded guilty to the charges.

We represented her at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Charges against the accused were withdrawn.


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