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New date set for forklift dealer fraud case

Thursday, 9 October 2014 ( #688 ) - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
A fraud case against Graeme Anthony Dillon, former director of collapsed forklift company Independent Forklift Services (IFS), is scheduled for mention on 24 October.
A fraud case against Graeme Anthony Dillon, former director of collapsed forklift company Independent Forklift Services (IFS), is scheduled for mention on 24 October.
A fraud case against Graeme Anthony Dillon, former director of collapsed forklift company Independent Forklift Services (IFS), is scheduled for mention on 24 October. A trial date was adjourned on 18 August. Dillon has been charged with 11 counts of fraud, following an investigation by the financial services regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), into several transactions by IFS (Qld) Pty Ltd and its north Queensland subsidiary, both now in liquidation (Forkliftaction.com News # 594). ASIC alleges that, from November 2006 to May 2007, Dillon dishonestly induced Capital Finance Australia Pty Ltd to provide finance to the companies by lodging false invoices for forklift purchases. Criminal charges were laid under section 408C (1) of the Queensland Criminal Code and carry a maximum penalty of five years' jail. The charge against Independent Forklift Services (Qld) Pty Ltd relates to a sum greater than $30,000, so the potential penalty is increased to a maximum of 10 years' jail.