Mark Levi appeared this week before the Downing Centre Local Court. In addition to these two charges he was also charged with two counts of making a false instrument and two counts of using a false instrument.
ASIC alleges that in April and October 2009, while Mr Levi was employed by the receiver for Biseja Pty Ltd, he used approximately $92,000 to pay off two personal tax bills by duping his then employer into signing two cheques from the receivership account of Biseja Pty Ltd (receiver and manager appointed).
The amounts of the two cheques were inflated to a higher amount in order for Mr Levi to use the money to discharge his personal tax liability.
ASIC alleges Mr Levi altered and used two business activity statements in order to induce his employer into signing the cheques, and that he altered the books and records of Biseja to cover up his alleged conduct.
The matter has been adjourned to Sydney’s District Court until 24 February 2015, with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions prosecuting the matter.
The deception offences carry a maximum penalty of five years, while the other offences carry a maximum penalty of 10 years' jail.
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