Court staffer who misused job faces jail

Georgie Moore
Sara Borg admitted misusing her court job to create a fake intervention order for a friend

A Victorian court staffer and aspiring lawyer who hacked a work computer to make a fake intervention order has been told to prepare for jail.

Sara Borg worked at as a registrar at Melbourne's Werribee Magistrates Court when she made herself out to be a friend's lawyer and helped him pressure his ex-partner for shared custody of their child.

Borg insisted a fellow court staffer go to lunch before using their login details to create a fake intervention order in October 2018.

She sent it to South Australian police to serve on her friend's ex-girlfriend, which authorities tried to do before realising the document was a fake.

Borg was warned in the County Court of Victoria on Friday she faced jail time, after pleading guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office and two of unauthorised access with the intent to commit a serious offence.

She also admitted to making and using a false document.

A month before creating the fake intervention order, Borg accessed and passed on court information about a tradie who visited her sister's house.

Her barrister, Fiona Todd, had argued the mum of two had already been punished through humiliating media coverage, the loss of her court job and a subsequent justice department role.

She did not want to be separated from her school-aged child, but Judge Fran Dalziel was not persuaded and indicated she intended to impose a prison term.

Ms Todd said Borg's misuse of her job was always doomed to be discovered and she was mentally frail at the time.

The woman had long acted as a "willing saviour" for others in need but took this to extreme and illegal lengths, the barrister said.

Borg had been studying law at the time, but acknowledged her crimes had brought her legal aspirations undone.

Judge Dalziel agreed to delay sentencing to allow Borg to spend the next few weeks with her family during school holidays and work out how she could bring her young baby into prison with her.

She is due to learn her punishment on July 16.