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Politician Charged with Forgery, Fraud and Lying Under Oath

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Former Western Australian MP Barry Urban has been charged with a dozen dishonesty offences including forgery, giving false evidence and fraud offences following his resignation from parliament. The story so far Former Labor MP, Barry Urban, quit Western Australian Parliament...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Fake Nurse Charged with Fraud

A woman who allegedly falsified her credentials as a qualified aged care worker is facing 20 charges of working as a nurse without registration, and a further 6 charges of “obtaining a financial advantage through deception”. 64-year-old Jennifer Anne Reed...

What Are the Penalties for Using a Forged Document?

Fraud has long been recognised as a criminal offence, and according to figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research’s latest quarterly crime report, released in December, fraud has increased by 20.7 per cent over the past two...

What Are The Most Serious Commonwealth Postal Offences?

Committing an offence against the postal service or an Australia Post employee is considered to be a Commonwealth offence. Commonwealth postal offences cover a range of illegal activities, from tampering with someone else’s mail to sending a bomb by post....

What Are The Penalties For Tampering With Mail in Australia?

Tampering with mail in Australia is a Commonwealth offence. The offence of tampering with mail includes interfering with mail receptacles, stealing mail before delivery and opening mail that you are not authorised to open, as well as a number of...

A guide to criminal law – reckless dishonesty and fraud charges

Fraud is broadly defined as a type of theft or larceny where someone takes money or property for their own gain, through deceptive or dishonest means. According to section 192E of the Crimes Act, a person who ‘by deception, dishonestly...
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