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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 21

Machines etc. operated by coins or paper money

             (1)  A person shall not make or sell an article with intent that the article be used (whether by himself or herself or by another person), in substitution for a current coin or current paper money, for operating a machine that is designed to receive current coins or current paper money.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 6 months or 20 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--50 penalty units.

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (1A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (2)  A person shall not import into Australia or export from Australia an article that, to his or her knowledge, has been made for use in substitution for a current coin or current paper money, for operating a machine that is designed to receive current coins or current paper money.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 6 months or 20 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--50 penalty units.

             (3)  A person shall not have in his or her possession an article with intent that the article be used (whether by himself or herself or by another person), in substitution for a current coin or current paper money, for operating a machine that is designed to receive current coins or current paper money.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--20 penalty units; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--50 penalty units.

          (3A)  Subsection (3) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (4)  A person shall not use an article, in substitution for a current coin or current paper money, with the intention of operating a machine that is designed to receive current coins or current paper money.

Penalty for an offence against this subsection:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--20 penalty units; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--50 penalty units.

   



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