After 18 months, Ms X was suffering financial hardship (her lease account was in arrears) and she tried to return the laptop. Ms X was informed by an employee or Consumer Lease Company that if she cancelled the lease then she would have to pay a termination fee but if she continued to rent the item for three more months there would no more fees.
A month later an employee of Consumer Lease Company arrived at Ms X’s home and repossessed the laptop. No notice was sent to Ms X prior to the employee arriving at her house. Six months later Ms X received demand of payment for her arrears plus a termination fee of $986.66. The termination fee is equal to about 12 months worth of rental.
By this stage the Ms X had paid rental payments on the item equal to about three times the market value of the laptop.
newmatilda.com 6 Oct 2015
Some people are allowed to get away with cheating Centrelink (read the Australian taxpayer), while others are punished.
If you're a member of the 'brotherhood' you have a better change of getting away with defrauding Centrelink.
We have a fair few files on hand with evidence indicating a blind eye by Centrelink.
If Centrelink is turning a blind eye to criminal activity, the people responsible are defrauding the Australian taxpayer, which is still a criminal offence.