Media release: VIC (Green) –Imprisoned for breaching good behaviour bond

On 27 June 2018 at Shepparton Magistrates Court, Renita Noelle Green aka Renita Noelle Meyer of Shepparton, Victoria, was found guilty of breaching the conditions of a good behaviour bond.

On 8 October 2012 Ms Green was convicted and sentenced to an aggregate term of three months’ imprisonment after she was found guilty of three offences under the Bankruptcy Act: making a false declaration in her Statement of Affairs, two charges of disposing of property with intent to defraud her creditors, and failing to comply with directions by her trustee to deliver books and records relating to her bankruptcy and previous business (trading as Shepp-Deni Freight Service).

As a result of these charges, Ms Green was released on a $100 good behaviour bond for a period of 12 months.

On 27 June 2018, Ms Green pleaded guilty to other Commonwealth offences including benefit fraud, for which she received two months imprisonment. These offences put her in breach of the three month suspended sentence imposed in 2012 for the bankruptcy offences. The breach was found proven.

His Honour, Magistrate Mithen ordered Ms Green to serve the original three months as well as the new two month sentence, resulting in an overall sentence of five months effective immediately.

The breach matter was prosecuted by Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of the Australian Financial Security Authority.