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David Fifitas wife (Jade) guilty of scamming Centrelink.

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Mr Invisible, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Remembering Drop Bear Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    When Jade Fifita text her rugby league star husband David to express concern over their bank balance, he told her not to worry - she'd 'get paid next week'.

    The money the ex-NRL star was referring to was part of the almost $50,000 his wife has admitted to systematically rorting Centrelink between 2011 and mid-2016.

    Despite Mrs Fifita (nee Robinson) living together with her husband and two children, she told Centrelink that she was a single mother renting in Bankstown, west Sydney.

    At the time, Fifita - the twin brother of NSW and Australia star Andrew - was earning $160,000-a-season playing for Cronulla, at the top level in Australia, and also Tonga.

    Pleading guilty to deliberately obtaining financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity, the court heard Mrs Fifita joked with her husband about their fraudulent ways even when she was concerned about their finances, the Daily Telegraph reports.

    Between 2011 and 2016, Mrs Fifita reportedly ticked a box on Centrelink forms saying she was 'never married or lived with a partner'. The pair married in late 2014.

    Lying about her relationship status saw her rake in $48,507.52.

    During that period, the 26-year-old WAG and her husband even appeared on the NRL Footy Show to discuss their relationship.

    However while on the outside the couple portrayed a happy life, it seems that behind closed doors things weren't so smooth.

    Text messages discovered on their phones during a police raid on the couple's home in Sutherland, an hour south of Sydney, in May last year revealed they were worried about money.

    Jade Fifita: 'I just transferred $250.00 make it last the day babe. I really thought we had more money than that.'

    David Fifita: 'That's heaps babe lol text you soon. Remember you get paid Tuesday x love you were fin (sic).'

    Jade: 'Nah I get paid next week babe.'

    David: 'No Centrelink lol. Haha.'

    Jade: 'No its next week sure.'

    The 'payment' referred to by Fifita in his text message was the Centrelink funds she received over the five-year period.

    The rugby league star, who currently plays for Wakefield Trinity in the English Super league, has not been charged and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by him.

    Mrs Fifita will be back in court for sentencing on November 14.

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4614748/NRL-star-David-Fifita-s-wife-stole-50k-Centrelink.html
     
  2. The Eye

    The Eye Kennel Enthusiast

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    These grubs worrying about getting through to next week???
    What the fuck is this bloke doing with his coin.

    Seriously....
     
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  3. Mr Invisible

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    Certainly makes you wonder doesn't it...
     
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    Maybe damian keogh doesnt allow tick
     
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    And people wonder why the nrl is in decline,the game has far to many of this type of scumbag in its midst
     
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    Some people are just scumbags.
     
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    Living the life of a cashed up bogan ain't cheap
     
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  8. Kaz

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    Why wasn't he charged, he knew what was happening.
     
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    A fool and his money are soon parted
     
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    Some people have more money than sense. How the hell do you need to scam the government for centrelink payments when your spouse is earning that kind of money. It's just pure greed.
     
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    Fucking bogans
     
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    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    He's not on as much as his brother.

    Still though they are stupid. They are in the public eye as a married couple and she's on welfare posing as a single mother? FFS. Drarwin award worthy!
     
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    He would be on at least $100k a year and that is above the average wage. What a piece of shit
     
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    He was released by Cronulla on "compassionate grounds"to do with a family member in 2016 and moved to England where he promptly signed a contract to play with Wakefield.

    If he has mentioned her centrelink payments surely he must have been aware of the fact that she was not entitled to a single parent benefit as that stops as soon as you co-habitate or commence a meaningful and committed relationship. This is pointed out in no uncertain terms by the government department. No wrong doing on his behalf? Just plain stupidity I suppose?He may not have ticked that box but he is just as complicit.

    His wedding was all over the press so that makes it even worse that she has ticked the box saying she was not married not living with a partner.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...s/news-story/131a98b524bc0dd74f7c196a7a8b0016
     
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    $160k salary
    $3076 per week
    $439.50 per day

    Sure maybe they had a massive mortgage, but surely they had savings too.
     
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    reminder that they made this

     
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    Can't wait for the follow up to the series where shes singing it from behind bars for fraud.

    On another note... fuck I hate that song.
     
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    Is anyone surprised, he is Andrew Fifita's brother at the end of the day.
     
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