WA director charged with fraudulently removing company property

David Michael Scofield, of Applecross, Western Australia, has been charged with the fraudulent removal of company property by a company officer.

Mr Scofield, who went by the name ‘Demo Dave’, was the director of demolition and asbestos removal company Rhino (WA) Pty Ltd (ACN 105 829 516), which was wound up on 12 February 2020.

ASIC alleges that on 10 March 2020, Mr Scofield deposited a cheque totalling $32,423.60, which was owed and payable to Rhino (WA), into the account of Action Asbestos & Demolition Pty Ltd (ACN 639 633 926), of which he was also a director.

The matter was mentioned on 5 August 2022 in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and has been adjourned for further mention on 26 August 2022.

The matter is being prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Background

ASIC alleges Mr Scofield’s conduct contravenes s590(1)(c)(i) of the Corporations Act, which carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment.

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