A retiree avoided paying thousands of dollars in traffic camera fines by falsely reporting his car stolen 21 times in 13 years, a court heard.
The 64 year old Australian did not lose any points or pay any fines for his offending, which included speeding and going through red traffic lights. How did Hili get out of paying the fine? ... Easy report your car as being stolen. It worked pretty well for this Australian man, who did it more than 20 times until the courts found out.
Hili, a retired electrician, of North Geelong, pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates Court yesterday to seven counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception and three counts of making a false document. The newspaper's story doesn't go into detail on this, but I'm assuming that Hili told the courts that the car had been stolen and someone else was driving it when it was caught on camera breaking the law. It's pretty clever. But like any good scheme, Hili made the mistake of doing it too long, and that's when he got caught.
Anyone care to try this in their country? If you do, let us know how it works out.