Fraud charge for Drouin man caught cheating TAC
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 12:05, Thursday 16 May 2013
A DROUIN man has been given three months to repay over $6,000 to the Transport Accident Commission after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently accepting compensation.
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The 29-year-old man pleaded guilty to a charge relating to fraud at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The man was injured in a road accident in June 2011 and had his claim for compensation for being unable to work due to his injuries accepted by the TAC.
The man was required to notify the TAC when he returned to work, but continued to claim compensation while working full-time as a log grader from December 2011 to Janurary 2012.
The man supplied the TAC with medical certificates saying he was unable to work during those months.
Magistrate Clive Alsop ordered the man to repay the TAC $6252.64 in income replacement.
The man was also fined $250 and was ordered to pay a $200 costs order.
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