Section 134.2 Criminal Code Act | Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception


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The Legislation

Section 134.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception and is extracted below.

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134.2  Obtaining a financial advantage by deception

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

(a)  the person, by a deception, dishonestly obtains a financial advantage from another person; and

(b)  the other person is a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)        Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(b) element of the offence.