CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAC - Assumed identities  

Division 6 - Compliance and Monitoring  

Subdivision A - Misuse of Assumed Identity and Information  

SECTION 15LB   Misuse of assumed identity  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person is an authorised person (other than an authorised civilian); and


(b) the person acquires evidence of, or uses, an assumed identity; and


(c) the acquisition or use is not both:


(i) in accordance with an authority; and

(ii) in the course of duty; and


(d) the person is reckless as to the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (c).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

(2)  
An authorised civilian commits an offence if:


(a) the authorised civilian acquires evidence of, or uses, an assumed identity; and


(b) the acquisition or use is not in accordance with both:


(i) an authority; and

(ii) the directions of the authorised civilian's supervisor under the authority; and


(c) the authorised civilian is reckless as to the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (b).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.




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