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DEBT COLLECTORS (FIELD AGENTS AND COLLECTION AGENTS) ACT 2014 - SECT 138

False or misleading documents

138 False or misleading documents

(1) A person must not, for this Act, give an official a document containing information the person knows is false or misleading in a material particular.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—200 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if the person, when giving the document—
(a) informs the official, to the best of the person’s ability, how it is false or misleading; and
(b) if the person has, or can reasonably obtain, the correct information, gives the correct information.
(3) A person must not make an entry in a document required or permitted to be made or kept under this Act knowing the entry to be false or misleading in a material particular.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—200 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.



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