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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 396

Public mischief

    (1)     A person who, by any means, makes any representation, creates any circumstance or does any other act intended to make it appear falsely that a situation exists, or an event has occurred, that calls for investigation or action by a police officer or member of the emergency services is, if the representation, circumstance or act comes to the knowledge of a police officer or member of the emergency services, guilty of an offence punishable, on conviction, by a fine of $2 000, imprisonment for 1 year or both.

    (2)     In this section:

"member of the emergency services" means a member of—

        (a)     the ambulance service; or

        (b)     the fire and rescue service; or

        (c)     the rural fire service; or

        (d)     the SES.

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