Offences: obtaining financial advantage by deception and attempting to obtain financial advantage by deception.
Mr Hitchcock was employed as an IT Manager. During his employment he purchased computer equipment without authorisation and then on sold the equipment to the public.
He obtained $163,258.72 from the offending.
Mr Hitchcock pleaded guilty to four charges of obtaining financial advantage by deception contrary to section 82(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) and one charge of attempting to obtain financial advantage by deception contrary to 321M of the same Act.
His Honour Judge Dean sentenced Mr Hitchcock to a total effective sentence of one year and six months’ imprisonment, with a non-parole period of nine months.
His Honour applied the sentencing principle of totality by ordering Mr Hitchcock to serve some of the sentences concurrently.