According to the BBC’s report, the woman named Stephanie Louise Bennett, who did not want to be punished for her traffic violation, used the details in the obituary of the British-born pilot Ashley Jenkinson, who died in the accident.
Police said Bennett, 33, was fined in early January, shortly after he was caught using his phone behind the wheel.
Objecting to the fine online, Bennett claimed that the crime was committed in December and that the driver was Jenkinson, whom he did not know at the time.
However, this situation came to light with the complaint of Jenkinson’s partner. Jenkinson’s partner reported this to the authorities when the traffic fine arrived weeks after the accident.
Bennett, who pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges in the lawsuit filed against him, is expected to be sentenced next month.
In the state of Queensland, in January, 4 people were killed and 9 people were injured, 3 of them seriously, as a result of the collision of two helicopters in mid-air.