Suspended Sentence – Obtain Property By Deception
Our client was accused of allegedly stealing over $70,000 from his employer over a period of 2 years. He was charged with 15 individual charges of Obtaining Property By Deception. It was alleged that he had deliberately manipulated and created invoices so that customers and contractors were depositing funds into his personal account.
Sophie Stafford acted on his behalf at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court.
This case had a very complex brief involving 200 pages of financial transactions. To defend the case, in depth case conferencing was conducted with the informant and the prosecution. The 15 charges were reduced to 1 rolled-up representative charge, and the alleged quantum reduced from to $26,500.
Our client was unable to complete a Community Corrections Order. He had significant physical health issues but no other mental health/substance abuse issues. Considering all the submissions made to the court, the magistrate imposed a wholly suspended sentence.
Sophie's attention to detail plays a big part in obtaining successful results for clients. She handles both summary and indictable charges at Melbourne and suburban courts.
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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 07/07/2016