Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Organised fraud

    (1)     A person who engages in organised fraud commits an offence.

Maximum penalty: 1 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 15 years or both.

    (2)     A person is taken to engage in organised fraud only if the person engages in acts or omissions—

        (a)     that constitute 3 or more public fraud offences; and

        (b)     from which the person derives substantial benefit.

    (3)     If, on a trial for an offence against subsection (1) (the offence charged ), the trier of fact is not satisfied that the person is guilty of the offence charged but is satisfied that the person is guilty of 1 or more public fraud offences (the other offences ), the trier of fact—

        (a)     must acquit the person of the offence charged; and

        (b)     may find the person guilty of the other offences.

    (4)     In this section:

"public fraud offence" means an offence against the Criminal Code

, section 333 (General dishonesty).

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