There are a number of fraud and forgery offences contained in the Crimes Act 1900.
The following table has been adapted from the Judicial Commission in relation to “Fraud Offences in NSW” (R Johns, Sentencing in fraud cases, Research Monograph 37, Judicial Commission of NSW, 2012, p 5).
|Section of the Crime Act 1900||Offence||Maximum Penalty|
|s 192E(1)(a)||Obtain property belonging to another by deception||10 years imprisonment|
|s 192E(1)(b)||Obtain financial advantage or cause financial advantage by deception||10 years imprisonment|
|s 192F(1)||Intention to defraud by destroying or concealing accounting records||5 years imprisonment|
|s 192G||Intention to defraud by false or misleading statement||5 years imprisonment|
|s 192H(1)||Intention to deceive members or creditors by false or misleading statement of officer of organisation||7 years imprisonment|
|s 192J||Deal with identification information with intent to commit or facilitate indictable offence||10 years imprisonment|
|s 192K||Possess identification information with intent to commit or facilitate indictable offence||7 years imprisonment|
|s 192L||Possess equipment to make identification document or thing with intent to commit or facilitate indictable offence||3 years imprisonment|
|s 253||Make false document||10 years imprisonment|
|s 254||Use false document||10 years imprisonment|
|s 255||Possess false document||10 years imprisonment|
|s 256(1)||Make or possess equipment for making false document with intent to commit forgery||10 years imprisonment|