WorkSafe “psychologist” jailed for five years

dusan-milosevic

A “fake” psychologist who treated more than 150 WorkSafe Victoria and Transport Accident Commission patients and received more than $1 million in payments has been jailed for five years. God forbid that any one of you was made to see this evil man! Perhaps the poor police officer was forced to be “independently examined” by him?

WorkSafe “psychologist” jailed for five years

Dusan Milosevic, who provided forged Degrees from Serbia’s Belgrade University to the Victorian Psychologists Registration Board, practised in the State for seven years from 2001 and conducted more than 7000 consultations, County Court Judge Liz Gaynor said in sentencing the 48 year old.

Judge Gaynor said his actions “struck at the heart” of a public institution designed to protect the vulnerable and the community from “the inexpert, the unskilled or the unqualified”.

Milosevic had pleaded not guilty to 32 counts of using a false document and obtaining financial advantage and property by deception. He was found guilty by a jury and ordered to repay $35,000 to WorkSafe and the TAC. He will be eligible for parole in two-and-a-half years.

I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this evil man was a “preferred” IME and used by many WorkCover insurer agents to, ahum, deal with “difficult cases”… how else would he have made so much money, fake as he was?

 

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Fake psychologist’s $1m TAC, WorkSafe haul

Date: September 29, 2011

Adrian Lowe

A fraudulent psychologist has been jailed after receiving more than $1 million in inappropriate payments from two state government agencies.

Dusan Milosevic, 48, purported to have Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Belgrade in psychology when seeking registration in Victoria and NSW in 1998.

Three years later he became a registered service provider with WorkSafe, which referred patients who had been injured at work to him for counselling. Later, the Transport Accident Commission also referred clients to him.

It was not until 2008 that Milosevic’s elaborate hoax was revealed, when he tried to bill WorkSafe for work he claimed to have done – but was overseas at the time.

By the time he was deregistered, he had received more than $1 million from both WorkSafe and the TAC.

A County Court jury last month convicted Milosevic of 29 counts of obtaining property by deception, two counts of using a false document and one count of obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

In sentencing this morning, Judge Liz Gaynor described the frauds as serious and said the relationship between a psychologist and patients was one of trust.

She said there was no evidence of remorse because Milosevic had contested the trial and given evidence, which she described as “highly unbelievable”.

Before migrating to Australia in the 1990s, Milosevic was a secret policeman in Serbia and once provided security to former president Slobodan Milosevic.

Milosevic was jailed for five years and two months and must serve a minimum of two and a half years before being eligible for parole.

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fake-psychologists-1m-tac-worksafe-haul-20110929-1kyci.html#ixzz379VkQBIo

 

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WorkSafe “psychologist” jailed for five years: http://t.co/RDXULb3k Makes 1 million pays back $35,000. Criminal get it better than workers

Trinny
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Only $35,000 out out 1 million. Come on! There’s nearly 1/4 of the NSW Workcover debt still in this criminals bank accounts and assets. Do the maths!

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@CGUInsurance Have never followed wht can be described as best practice in Vic Work comp, is this pysch 1 of your IME’s http://t.co/yRoQPgzy

Pauline Pope
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Thanks for the post. I note this guy only got $35,000 and is being called a “criminal” yet good old CGU got millions from their rorts. They got to repay the money (how would we know if they did?) and were enabled to continue in their place at the trough, acting as “Claims Manager” for the Workover. By the way, the 2012 Annual Report for the Victorian Workover claims that the dastardly “thefts” were carried out by “a small number of workers in CGU”! And what would be the benefit of such rip offs to CGU employees? Oh, that’s right,… Read more »