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Ex-Qld transport worker jailed for fraud

AAP logoAAP 2/11/2016 Stuart Layt

A former employee of Queensland's Department of Transport and Main Roads will spend at least six months behind bars for providing an alleged criminal syndicate with fake driver's licenses and registrations.

Sheree Jane Tritton was sentenced to four years jail in the Southport District Court on Wednesday, with parole after six months.

The court heard Tritton used her casual position with the department to issue or upgrade 57 driver's licences between July 1, 2012, and December 13, 2013, as well as issue or transfer 31 vehicle registrations.

She was paid a total of $20,000 by the syndicate, which used the fake licences and regos to rebirth stolen cars.

Tritton was arrested in February 2015 following separate investigations by the Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland police, and charged with 94 criminal offences including 88 separate counts of official corruption.

Two other people were charged in relation to the same investigation - Crystal Kaye Clement, 26, who was given a three-year sentence with immediate parole in March 2016, and a third person whose case is still before the courts.

Clement acted as a go-between with the syndicate and Tritton, however the court heard she had been in a physically and psychologically abusive relationship with a member of the syndicate between July 2012 and November 2013 when the fraud occurred.

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