Corporate Crime Case Studies

Real corporate crime cases. Real results.

As corporate crime lawyers, we have represented a number of clients charged with corporate crime offences.

Doogue + George frequently give advice to individuals and companies that are either being investigated or want to look at the issues themselves. Often, this pre-interview or pre-charging work is the most important that an organisation can undertake to make their position safer.

Our case studies have been anonymised. We have changed ages and places of offence so as to make sure that people can not identify a client of ours from these case studies.

The case studies are provided to give you an idea of the scope corporate crime defence work we have covered and to offer an idea of penalties in certain cases.

If you have been charged with a corporate crime or white collar offence and need advice or representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact one of our expert defence lawyers.

Read our latest corporate crime case studies

Obtaining Financial Advantage By Deception – Breach of Trust

Our client was an employee of a company. His role started off as a receptionist, then expanded over time to bookkeeping, payroll, invoicing, and computer maintenance. He did not have any formal qualifications to undertake this role. He had a long standing history of financial difficulty and accumulating debt. There …

Theft, Obtain Financial Advantage By Deception – CCO

This is a case study on theft charges resulting in a Community Correction Order without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with unauthorised use of company cab charge vouchers, chauffeur charges, and personal catering costs. Her employer detected the fraudulent activity after she had performed …

Make False or Misleading Statement Charges – Fine

This is a case study that involves charges related to false statements made to first home owners scheme. What is alleged to have occured? The client made an application to the first home owners scheme and wrongly indicated that he was not in a de facto relationship on the application …

Lodging False BAS Statements, Plea in the County Court

This is a case study on a dishonesty offence involving an amount over $100,000. What is alleged to have occured? The client was heavily in debt due to business ventures that had gone sour. He had no prior Court appearances for dishonesty offences. He was charged with two charges of …

Fail to Furnish an Approved Form – Adjourned Undertaking

This is a case study on failure to lodge approved taxation documents under the Tax Administration Act 1953 resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several offences over a period of several years relating to failing to lodge …

Computer Offences, Unauthorised Access to or Modification of Data – Fine

The client faced 22 charges of unauthorised access to or modification of data. He had left his former employer months earlier and was upset about the way that he had been treated there. What is alleged to have occured? Using old passwords, he had hacked into their system and shut …