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‘Fake’ psychologist to stand trial

Source: Nine MSN News

A Melbourne man will stand trial after allegedly faking qualifications as a psychologist to defraud the Victorian WorkCover Authority and Transport Accident Commission (TAC) out of more than $1 million.

Dusan Milosevic, 44, of Carlton North, is charged with 357 counts of obtaining property or financial advantage by deception and attempting to obtain property or financial advantage by deception. During a two-day committal hearing, the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court was told Milosevic forged qualifications from the University of Belgrade to register as a psychologist in Victoria.

In this capacity he provided counselling to people reliant on payments and support from WorkCover or the TAC when he allegedly committed the fraud. Magistrate Luisa Bazzani found there was enough evidence to convince a jury of his guilt. When asked how he would plead to the charges, Milosevic replied: “Not guilty.” Milosevic, who is on bail, will stand trial in the Victorian County Court at a date to be fixed.

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