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Man pleads guilty for return to work as a bouncer

On 26 June 2008, the injured worker lodged an Application for Compensation alleging he sustained a fracture to the radius of the right forearm on 3 June 2008 whilst working as an apprentice mechanic. He described the injury as having occurred when he 'tripped over a tyre on the ground'.

On or around 10 July 2008, WorkCover accepted the claim. Benefits were paid from 24 June 2008 to 1 February 2011 totalling $57,758.

During the period 24 October 2008 to at least 27 March 2009, the man undertook work as a security guard/crowd controller at various venues through an external security services provider.

On 24 March 2011 the man pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment wholly suspended for the fraud charge. He was also sentenced to three months imprisonment wholly suspended for five false and misleading charges to be served concurrently for an operational period of 18 months. He was ordered to pay restitution of $58,549 and associated costs.