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Charged with Centrelink Fraud for Second Time?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by amanda crimmin, 8 June 2014.

  1. amanda crimmin

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    I have been summoned to appear in court under criminal law for obtaining a financial advantage (fraud) from Centrelink while on good behaviour . The first time no criminal record was recorded but I was ordered to pay $1000 bond if it happened again. I've recently lost my partner due to an accident and I now live alone with my 2 kids. I work six days a week .I have already paid back some of the debt. What do you think will happen on the day of court?
     
  2. Amanda E

    Amanda E Well-Known Member

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    Hi Amanda,
    Whereabouts are you located? It might be worthwhile having a chat with your local Legal Aid, Womens' Legal Services Centre or community legal centre before your court date.

    The punishment would depend on the seriousness of the offence, your history and circumstances - see:
     
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