Theft and Obtaining Property By Deception – All Charges Withdrawn

Our client was an employee of a sports retailer and he held a managerial role within the business. He was charged with theft from employer and obtaining property by deception.

What is alleged to have occured?
The Prosecution alleged that our client was fraudulently creating refund transactions and keeping the cash from those refunds, as well as taking cash from the till. The total amount alleged to have been taken was significantly over$10,000.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

Our client denied the allegations and the matter proceeded as a plea of not guilty.

We were able to demonstrate that the Prosecution case was inherently weak. The Prosecution could not adduce sufficient evidence to substantiate the offence and could not exclude the possibility that other employees could have had equal opportunity to commit the offences.

What was the result?
All charges were withdrawn.
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