Fraud Offences in NSW
The most common fraud offence is contained in section 192E of the Crimes Act.
According to section 192E, a person who, by deception,
- dishonestly obtains property, or
- dishonestly obtains financial advantage or
- dishonestly causes financial disadvantage
is guilty of an offence.
The definition of ‘dishonest’ can be found in section 4B of the Act, which states
‘dishonest means dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people and known by the defendant to be dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people’.
How can I defend myself?
Fraud is a very serious offence, carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. If you have been with a fraud offence it is vital that you seek legal advice. An experienced criminal lawyer will be able to get you your best result.