$8000 Theft From Employer – Good Behaviour Bond

This is a case study on a theft from employer resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client was charged with four counts of theft, occurring over a 1 month period and totalling almost eight thousand dollars. The client worked in accounts for a medium sized business and stole the money from cash takings.

What happened at court?
We appeared for the client in a guilty plea at the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court.

In submissions the following points were made in support of the suggested sentence:

  • The offending had taken place over ten years earlier
  • The offending was discovered at the time when the client confessed to her employer and resigned
  • She had worked in accounts at two different employers over that ten year period and had not offended again
  • She had never before committed a crime
  • The money was taken after the end of a relationship, where the client was left in circumstances where she could not afford to support her two young daughters
  • The offending was out of character and born of those specific circumstances.

What was the result?
The Court accepted the submission that the client be placed, without conviction on a 12 month good behaviour bond with a special condition that she locate the individual who owned the business at the time and make payment of the amount stolen.

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 25/02/2013