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NSW Fraud by Following Employer's Instructions - Criminal Record?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by 3mma, 24 March 2015.

  1. 3mma

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    Hi everyone.
    For a few years now I've been committing what I can only describe as fraud, where I make fake receipts so I can send faulty goods back to our suppliers. I was told everyone does it, don't worry. I had no idea it could be illegal. Then I felt like I couldn't say I wouldn't do it for fear of losing my job once I suspected it might be fraud. It's now expected of me and almost daily. I'm scared of what might happen if I refuse to do it. I'm scared of going to jail or having a criminal record. I've kept this in for so long I can't take it anymore. I've been job hunting for months. I just don't know what to do anymore.
     
  2. Ivy

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    Hi Emma,

    Firstly, are the goods you are sending back a) actually faulty and b) from the supplier that you are returning them to?
    Because as far as I am aware, the business has the right to send back faulty goods (that are faulty because of the manufacturer) with or without a receipt.

    If this isn't your situation, and for example the business is fraudulently claiming money or goods, then let us know, and you will need to contact a solicitor as soon as you can.
     
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    Hi, yes they are faulty and returning to supplier we got them from
     
  4. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi again,

    Look, someone else can chip in if they disagree with me, but I don't think there are any major issues here.
     

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