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.
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
Andrew George represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
Our client was granted diversion enabling no criminal record for future employment and travel.
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