My son drove his car home after a big party. He had a car accident and crashed it at about 2am (about $3000 damage) and left the scene. Nobody else was involved. He then made a false report to police the next day and said it was stolen. It was my work vehicle (not the company he works for) which was fully insured. A claim was put with the insurance company. He works for a mining company and 3 days after the accident he had to go back to work, 6 hours drive from home, for a 2 week, 12 hour day shift. He was full of guilt for his lying and asked his employer for special leave after 6 days so he could come home to address the problem he has put himself into. Because the claim involved a police report, the car insurance company is investigating the claim, which I believe is standard procedure in most cases involving a police report. He only just got back home tonight and he told me the whole story, guilt ridden for lying to his old man. I told him to go see a solicitor in the morning and after any advice from him, report back to the police. What are the legal implications of this case?