Theft and Fraud Diversion
The client was charged with a number of deception offences committed against her employer.
The client was caught using her staff discount card to process customer purchases and then pocketing the difference.
The client was extremely remorseful and regretted her actions. After discussions with the Informant (the police officer who charged her), he agreed to recommend the client for Diversion.
Our solicitor arranged for the matter to be adjourned before a Judicial Registrar rather than a Magistrate. This meant that the proceedings would be less formal. At Court the Registrar was satisfied that Diversion would be appropriate under the circumstances and authorised the client to be placed on the Diversion Program. This meant that the client avoided a criminal record.
Typically, these types of cases involving an employer and a breach of trust are taken very seriously by the courts, so this was an excellent result.