The Magistrate in Downing Centre Local Court imposed a ‘section 9 Good Behaviour Bond’ on our 31 year old client for ‘dishonestly obtaining financial advantage’ under s192E despite it being his second set of serious fraud charges within a three year period.
Our client was employed as a credit team member with a city-based company that sells computer goods.
He dishonestly transferred 23 separate payments to his own bank account over a 10 month period for amounts averaging $3000 by claiming that they were client refunds.
The funds were mainly used to feed his gambling addiction.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers had the 23 charges reduced to a single charge, had the ‘facts’ of the case amended and arranged for our client’s psychological counselling. We also prepared a repayment plan for the sums taken.
He thought he was headed for gaol because it was his second set of fraud charges within 3 years.
However, his case was thoroughly prepared and persuasively presented in court, resulting in the Magistrate ordering a 2 year Good Behaviour Bond conditional upon him regularly attending counselling.