DPP v Parer [2017] VCC RWR

Offence: obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Mr Parer was employed by a company that provided sports coaches to schools. He was responsible for recruiting, allocating and coordinating the coaches to client schools.

Over more than four years, Mr Parer created fictitious employees and submitted false timesheets to the company’s payroll system so that payments would be made into accounts he controlled. Mr Parer pleaded guilty to two charges of obtaining financial advantage by deception contrary to section 82(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic).

In determining sentence, Her Honour Judge Cohen took account, among other factors, Mr Parer’s otherwise responsible life with no prior offending, cooperation with law enforcement, early plea of guilty, considerable delay in the matter coming to Court and unlikelihood he would re-offend.

Mr Parer was sentenced to serve a Community Corrections Order for a period of three years and to perform 350 hours of unpaid community work.

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