By James Wells

WARRNAMBOOL: Leahy’s Retravision in Warrnambool has denied any connection with former Retravision store owner Duane Wayne Drake who was sentenced in Adelaide last Friday, even though a Dwayne Drake was fined for falsifying sales receipts at the Leahy’s store.

According to a report published in the Melbourne Observer on 21 July 2004, Dwayne Drake – then 29 years of age, was fined $650 after falsifying a sales receipt while he was working as a salesman at Leahy’s Retravision in Warrnambool.

Drake, who had been an employee at the store for 12 years, was fined after a friend bought a computer monitor, printer and scanner, but was only billed for two items.

A staff member at Leahy’s Retravision confirmed to that Dwayne Drake had previously worked at the store and was fined for falsifying receipts, but was not the Duane Wayne Drake who was sentenced on Friday.

Duane Wayne Drake, now 34, was sentenced to 15 months jail, fully suspended, after pleading guilty to dishonestly using his position to gain financial advantage during his time as a co-director of CTOH Pty Ltd which operated the PZ Electrical Retravision store at Waikerie in South Australia until it was placed into liquidation on 15 June 2004 – a month before a person with the same name was fined in Victoria.

The staff member at Leahy’s Retravision has confirmed that the former employee of the store – Dwayne Drake — still works in Warrnambool.

“He is still around. He is now working for a timber company in the local area,” the Leahy’s staff member said.

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