Likely outcome for 2and fraud offence. Tauranga. I gave a statement to police and they said they will be in touch. I

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The issue might be the amount at stake. It is important to try to pay reparation if possible so that no one is out of pocket, if it is that sort of fraud. Other factors will be whether you have had a jail sentence in the past. You can help to reduce the sentence by personal factors such as the need to look after your special needs son, and an early plea of guilty

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6 years ago I stole 75 thousand and paid 30 thousand back, I got 12 months home detention and community work. This time I took apparently 100 thousand and have paid 10 thousand back, I did get another job to keep repayment going but the old employer called them and I got fired. Since the first offence my son has been diagnosed with 4 serious disorders.
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I think you are at a serious risk of a jail sentence whom regard to the previous sentence and the amount taken the second time. Even though you have started reparation, and it wasn't your fault that this was unable to be completed, the only factor which would persuade the court to keep you out of jail would be if you were the sole caregiver for your son. You would most likely get more home detention and community work, but I am inclined to think that jail might be inevitable

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Ok. I am the sole caregiver as he wont go to anyone else and is in and out of hospital. I did go into the police station and admit what I done before the investigation started, that was 7 months ago and no word until now. I have sold all my assets too. Would an early plea also help and the fact I have started charity work
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That could help, but its definitely a serious risk of jail. You will need a very good probation report, and a good lawyer to help with your plea in mitigation

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