Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 7.3 - Fraudulent conduct  

Division 134 - Obtaining property or a financial advantage by deception  

SECTION 134.2   Obtaining a financial advantage by deception  

A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person, by a deception, dishonestly obtains a financial advantage from another person; and

(b) the other person is a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(b) element of the offence.


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