Border Force agent sentenced over fraudulent tourist refund claims
Relevant impacts: Financial impact, reputational impact
A former Australian Border Force (ABF) officer has pleaded guilty to obtaining a financial advantage by deception after processing fraudulent claims worth $72,000.
It follows an investigation into ABF officers defrauding the Australian Government through the Tourist Refund Scheme – an initiative to enable departing overseas travellers to claim a tax refund for goods bought in Australia.
The officer has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.