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Apted, Diane Deborah v The Queen  VSCA 151
Victorian Court of Appeal
Priest and Sifris JJA
Apted, Diane Deborah v The Queen
7 June 2021
CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Obtaining financial advantage by deception (5 charges) - 201 transactions over 5 years totalling $970,803.37 - Rolled up charges for each year - Charge 1 concerned two transactions in one year totalling $4,442.87 - Whether head sentence of 2 years' imprisonment and order for cumulation of 3 months on charge 1 manifestly excessive - Appeal allowed - Resentenced on charge 1 to 3 months' imprisonment with total concurrency - Sentences on charges 2 to 5 within range.