Section 480.5 Criminal Code Act | Possession with Intent to Dishonestly Obtain Personal Financial Information


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Section 480.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Possession with Intent to Dishonestly Obtain Personal Financial Information and is extracted below.

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480.5 Possession or control of thing with intent to dishonestly obtain or deal in personal financial information

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

(a) the person has possession or control of any thing; and

(b) the person has that possession or control with the intention that the thing be used:

(i) by the person; or

(ii) by another person;

to commit an offence against section 480.4 (dishonestly obtaining or dealing in personal financial information) or to facilitate the commission of that offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

(2) A person may be found guilty of an offence against subsection (1) even if committing the offence against section 480.4 (dishonestly obtaining or dealing in personal financial information) is impossible.

(3) It is not an offence to attempt to commit an offence against subsection (1).