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Case 15

On 25 May 2009, the worker lodged an Application for Compensation for a knee injury arising from an event on 19 May 2009 in the course of her employment as a warehouse supervisor.

The statutory claim was accepted and benefits were paid over a period from 26 May 2009 to 20 April 2010.

Compensation was also paid for loss of wages at her second employer which was at a hotel. During the period 8 November 2009 to 4 April 2010 the woman returned to work at her second employer and did not notify WorkCover.

On the 27 April 2011, the worker pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud and four false and misleading charges and ordered to pay restitution of $15,829 and costs. She was extremely remorseful throughout the investigative/prosecution process and presented at the sentencing with restitution paid in full. This was favourably considered by the Magistrate and as a result, she was given a fine of $2,500.