A person is liable for the offence of fraud if 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 initially and is later 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 ten years.
If you have been charged with fraud, contact our team of specialised lawyers at Executive Law Group for assistance in dealing with the legal system.