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Vic crane driver sentenced for workers compensation fraud

Jun 6th 2023

Vic crane driver sentenced for workers compensation fraud

A former crane driver has been sentenced to a 12 month Community Corrections Order for defrauding the Victorian WorkCover scheme.

The crane driver was also ordered to pay restitution of $59,001 and $2,000 in legal costs after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud in the Geelong Magistrates' Court.

The truck driver was charged after a WorkSafe investigation revealed she was claiming workers compensation while working as a fitness instructor.

WorkSafe Executive Director Insurance Roger Arnold said people who attempt to defraud the scheme will be prosecuted.

"Anyone attempting this kind of fraud should know that workers compensation fraud is a serious crime and will be met with serious consequences," Mr Arnold said.

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