Section 474.2 Criminal Code Act | General Dishonesty Service Provider


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The Legislation

Section 474.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is General Dishonesty Service Provider and is extracted below.

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474.2 General dishonesty with respect to a carriage service provider

Obtaining a gain

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if the person does anything with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a gain from a carriage service provider by way of the supply of a carriage service.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

Causing a loss

(2) A person is guilty of an offence if the person does anything with the intention of dishonestly causing a loss to a carriage service provider in connection with the supply of a carriage service.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(3) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person dishonestly causes a loss, or dishonestly causes a risk of loss, to a carriage service provider in connection with the supply of a carriage service; and

(b) the person knows or believes that the loss will occur or that there is a substantial risk of the loss occurring.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

The Definition of ‘Dishonesty’ is as follows:

(1) For the purposes of this Subdivision, dishonest means:

(a) dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people; and

(b) known by the defendant to be dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people.

(2) In a prosecution for an offence against this Subdivision, the determination of dishonesty is a matter for the trier of fact.