Criminal Law | Fraud
Criminal Lawyers on Fraud Cases
A person is liable for the offence of fraud whereby they obtain property that belongs to another or acquire financial advantage or causes any financial disadvantage through deception and dishonesty. The offence is protected under s 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). A person is still liable for fraud even if they take property and are willing to pay for it.
The offence of fraud is an alternate charge to that of larceny, which is the theft of personal property. The maximum penalty for fraud is imprisonment for 10 years.
If you have been charged with fraud, contact our team of specialised lawyers at Executive Legal for assistance in dealing with the legal system.