Our office recently acted for a client charged with Fraud over $30,000.00 and Receiving Tainted Property. After successful negotiations by our office, the offences were substituted with one count of Uttering. Samantha Farr of our office appeared for our client at the sentence proceedings before the Maroochydore District Court, at which time the presiding judge placed our client on a good behaviour order, conditioned that she be of good behaviour for 12 months. No conviction was recorded.
During court proceedings in the Maroochydore District Court, our client admitted to presenting a falsified payslip to secure a $41,000 car loan in 2021. The prosecution alleged that our client, financially reliant on her former partner, was aware that he had fabricated payslips for her loan application, noting that he had sent her forged documents suggesting she earned a monthly wage from a company where she was not employed.
On behalf of our client, it was explained that the motive behind her conduct was to obtain a safe vehicle for her child, as she was pregnant at the time. The Presiding Judge pointed out that our client’s wrongdoing escalated when she requested a third forged payslip from her former partner. Nevertheless, our client was placed on a good behaviour order, conditioned that she be of good behaviour for 12 months.