Fraud, Theft, and Dishonesty Offences

Have You Been Charged With Fraud, Theft or Dishonesty?

Fraud, theft, and dishonesty convictions can have a long term impact and any such offence should be dealt with seriously. Doogue + George are experienced in defending every type of fraud, theft, or dishonesty charge and also achieving the best outcome for people who are pleading guilty to these charges.

Fraud offences vary from computer fraud and tax fraud to government fraud. These charges cover small amounts to offences involving millions of dollars. The same is true for theft and dishonesty offences. In this section of the website, you will find an extensive number of articles about these offences as well as relevant penalties and real case studies with actual results.

Some issues in fraud, theft, and dishonesty cases are:

  • Can the prosecution establish the link to the amount they claim?
  • Is there another explanation for what happened?

Serious criminal frauds, government frauds and elaborate financial transactions are very intense in terms of preparation, often requiring access to great forensic experts. Theft and dishonesty offences also require similar expertise. We can source these experts and present you with a strategy that will deliver you the best results. We have considerable experience dealing with financial crimes.

If you have been charged with a fraud, theft, or dishonesty offence and need advice or legal representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact an experienced fraud lawyer.

Fraud, Theft & Dishonesty Charges

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Doogue + George's latest fraud, theft & dishonesty case results

Diversion for Theft With a Similar Prior

This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Theft with a similar prior. Our client was charged with a relatively minor shop theft ($200) from a store in the Melbourne CBD. She came before the court in her 50’s. Having a criminal record for this matter (which …
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Obtaining Property By Deception – Theft From Employer

This is a case study on a charge of Obtaining Property By Deception involving a 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. In order to relieve some of his pressures, …
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Trafficking Cannabis and Weapons Possession Charges – CCO

Our client was charged with trafficking cannabis as well as weapons possession charges after a search was executed by the police on the client’s home. The client engaged our firm to act on their behalf and Sam Cooper took carriage of the matter. Sam met with the client and, as …
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Theft of Motor Vehicle and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail

Our client was charged with two counts each of Theft of Motor Vehicle and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail. These are very serious offences which often carry terms of imprisonment. The aggravating features of the motor vehicle thefts were that:
  1. They were committed whilst on bail
  2. There were …
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Pleading Guilty to Handling Stolen Goods and Other Charges

This is a case study on pleading guilty to Handling Stolen Goods and other charges. Our client had four matters involving handling stolen goods, drug possession, and weapons possession. He has a long history of similar offending and the matters before the court on this occasion represented an escalation in …
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Community Corrections Order for Fail to Answer Bail

This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Fail to Answer Bail. Our client was charged with a huge deception offence ($56,000) against their employer by lodging false time sheets during the operational period of a suspended sentence. This meant that unless we are able …
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