Making and Using False Document and Obtaining Property by Deception – Diversion

The client was young and unwell with depression. She felt unable to tell her employer the truth about her medical condition due to the stigma of mental illness.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client decided to fake medical letters which said she had cancer in order to get paid sick leave from her employer. She was charged with:

  • Making false document
  • Use false document
  • Obtaining property by deception
What happened at court?
Andrew George represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

What was the result?
Our client was granted diversion enabling no criminal record for future employment and travel.

Andrew GeorgeAndrew George

Andrew has over 25 years experience as a criminal lawyer and has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. As Partner of Doogue + George, Andrew oversees all matters run out of the Sunshine office as a commitment to ensuring that your case has a proper and fair hearing to ensure the best outcome possible. Andrew has spent most of his career representing Melbourne’s western suburbs and has a commitment to the working people of Victoria. His experience includes providing criminal defence for a client during IBAC’s first major prosecution, Operation Fitzroy.

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