Obtaining Property By Deception – Theft From Employer
Our client was employed at one of the big banks as a teller. During the course of his employment, he was experiencing financial difficulty which eventually led to the offending. It was ultimately detected and he was terminated from his role.
The bank then referred the matter to the police. The client was interviewed by the police and made full and very frank admissions to the offending. He outlined both the detailed methodology and the motivation for the offending.
Theft from employer is considered to be a very serious class of offending. This is because it involves a breach of the trust the employer places in the employee. This client had access to people’s private information through his role, and brazenly accessed their accounts by manipulating the passwords. This could not be said to be spontaneous or opportunistic.
Kristina Kothrakis acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Obtaining Property By Deception.
Thankfully after it all came to light, those close to him offered him a great deal of support. He was able to borrow money to repay the bank in full. He utilised professional support resources and was able to go back to his university studies with a newfound hopeful outlook. Slowly, he began to rebuild himself.
In order to get a positive result in this matter, it was critical that the magistrate truly understood the thought processes and motivation for the offending. Thus the events which led to the offending were carefully explained to the magistrate. Kristina sought reports from the professionals who assisted him and also presented strong character material to the court.
- The accused obtained property belonging to another;
- the accused did so with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property;
- the accused used deceit to obtain the property; and
- the accused obtained the property dishonestly.
Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.
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