Category: Fraud Charges

Should University Cheats Face Prison Time?


Federal education minister Dan Tehan has proposed tough new criminal laws which would see students who submit exams and assignments written by others, as well as those who receive fees to write material which they know will be submitted in the names of others, face up to 2 years behind bars. Engaging the services of ...

Company Director Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud


A former director of cruise ship company Cruise & Maritime Voyages has been charged with multiple fraud offences arising from allegations she transferred a total of $2.4 million from a company bank account into her personal accounts without authorisation. 62-year old Susanne Hunter is required to appear in Downing Centre Local Court for allegedly making ...

Former NAB Executive Charged with Fraud


Former National Australia Bank executive Rosemary Rogers has been arrested and charged for her alleged role in an alleged $40 million dollar fraud against the brank. The charges Ms Rogers, the former chief of staff to ex-NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has been charged with 56 counts of corruptly receiving a benefit as an agent and ...

The Law on Making False Complaints to Police in New South Wales


It is criminal offence in New South Wales to make false accusations with the intention of having them investigated by police. The offences against false reports are contained in the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Section 547B of the Act is headed ‘public mischief’ and prescribes a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment for knowingly making ...

Woman Charged for Paying Bribes to NAB Executive


Police are working their way through materials which, they suspect, may implicate former NAB Chief Executive Andrew Thorburn’s Chief of Staff, Rosemary Rogers, in a scheme involving millions of dollars in fraudulent payments to the owner of a service company. Company director charged 43-year old owner-director of event and human resources company ‘Human Group’, Helen ...

The Offence of Fraud in New South Wales


A 43-year old tour operator from Illawarra has been sentenced in Downing Centre Local Court after pleading guilty to five counts of fraud under section 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Tony Petrovski admitted making 82 unauthorised transactions totalling $429,318 from the business account of his employer Imperial China Tours between March 2011 and ...

The Panama Papers: A Lesson in Tax Avoidance


An Oxfam report released on 20 January revealed that last year 26 billionaires owned the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.8 billion people around the globe. This was down from 43 individuals the year before. And this extreme wealth disparity is accelerating every year. As has been exposed over recent times, some amongst the ...

Government Breaks Promise to Crackdown on Tax Avoidance by Multi-Nationals


The federal government has broken a promise to establish a public register of overseas shell companies owned by companies operating in Australia. The proposal was intended to assist in the detection and prosecution of illegal activities such as tax evasion by multi-national companies, as well as inform legislation designed to crack down on tax avoidance ...

Royal Commission Denounces Top NAB Executives


Right before the Conclusion of Volume 1 of his recently released final report, sole banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC took special aim at the National Australia Bank and specifically made scathing comments about its chief executive Andrew Thorburn and his chair Dr Ken Henry. And as a result, by the end of the last ...

Banking Executives Expected to Face Criminal Charges


Australia may soon join Iceland, the only other country in the world to gaol top banking executives for misconduct. In delivering a scathing final report of the findings of the Royal Commission’s hearings into the finance industry, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne made 76 recommendations, referring 24 additional cases to industry regulators and two for consideration for ...