Man sentenced to prison over $4867 Mandurah Forum fraud

A MAN was sentenced to four months prison after he defrauded an engineering company working on the Mandurah Forum renovation.

Kyle Mario Condipodero appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court via videolink from Karnet Prison on June 9 and pleaded guilty to gains benefit by fraud.

Last year, Condipodero ordered welding equipment from Bunnings Halls Head worth $4867 using the engineering company’s order number.

Condipodero got the order number as an associate of the engineering company.

He then emailed Bunnings and said an employee would pick the equipment up.

On August 1, Condipodero arrived wearing high visibility clothing and loaded the welding equipment into a white Nissan.

Condipodero’s fraud was discovered in October when the engineering company received an invoice for the equipment.

The company contacted Bunnings and revealed they did not place the order.

Earlier this year, Condipodero was sentenced to prison until 2018 for similar offending.

Magistrate Anne Longden said she is usually inclined to concurrent terms, “but this is not a low level fraud.”

Despite this, she sentenced Condipodero to four months in prison to be served concurrently.

With parole Condipodero can be released by October this year.