Perth property manager banned from industry

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A SCARBOROUGH property manager has avoided jail but been banned from the industry after stealing from her employer.

Kylie Marie Chiplin was convicted in April of stealing nearly $35,000 from the trust account of Peard Real Estate Scarborough between February 2016 and May 2018.

She was fined $3000 and sentenced to 18 months prison, suspended for 24 months, when she faced Perth Magistrates Court in May.

Based on the criminal conviction, the State Administrative Tribunal has ordered the cancellation of Ms Chiplin’s certificate of registration as a real estate sales representative.

She is also permanently disqualified from being registered in the future.

Consumer Protection Commissioner David Hillyard said the industry’s registration and licensing system aimed to maintain high standards of conduct.

“Honesty and integrity are essential requirements for licence and registration holders in the industry and, when we receive evidence to the contrary, we will take action against those who breach their obligations,” he said.

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