Cricket fraudster Melissa Quinn sentenced to two years in jail
Former Cricket NSW development officer Melissa Quinn, who falsely claimed she had cancer, has been sentenced to two years’ jail.
However, at a hearing today she was granted conditional bail pending an appeal.
Quinn raised about $45,000 from her local community of Casino, on the NSW north coast.
Quinn played for NSW’s under-19s team before putting a promising career on hold when she became a mother.
Today, she was sentenced to two years’ jail for fraud, with a non-parole period of nine months and a three-year good behaviour bond.
Earlier, Magistrate David Heilpern said: “Whether you call it a breach of trust or ripping off the community, there’s really no difference.”
“People were giving their money to what they thought was a good cause, and it wasn’t,” Mr Heilpern said.