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.