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Wealthy Australians Could Face Tax Evasion Penalties

A number of well-off Australians could face tax evasion penalties in the near future as the ATO has pledged to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers. The ATO is threatening heavy penalties to those who are found to owe substantial...

Cases That Fall Under the Legal Definition of Fraud in NSW

Fraud offences are on the increase, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Figures from July this year show that the crime rate for fraud has been steadily increasing over the previous two years, at a...

Craig Thomson found ‘Not Guilty’ of 49 Fraud Charges

Many would be aware of the highly publicised controversy surrounding disgraced former Federal MP and Health Services Union secretary, Craig Thomson. 50 year-old Thomson is alleged to have committed numerous acts of fraud, after a Health Services Union secretary identified...

Police frustrated by ‘tap and go’ credit cards

Contactless payment systems are available at an increasing number of retailers, and make shopping faster and easier. ‘Tap and go’ credit and debit card systems are becoming incredibly popular in Australia, accounting for almost half of all face-to-face card transactions....

Recent Financial Advantage and Fraud Offences in NSW

Fraud is a serious criminal offence and one that has been on the increase in recent times according to figures from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). When it comes to fraud-related offences, the law can be confusing...

Catfishing: A Disturbing Type Of Recent Fraud In NSW

‘Catfish’, not only the name of a rather unattractive type of fish, is also a term increasingly being used to describe a person who pretends to be someone else online, often in the context of romantic relationships. Catfish, in the...

Committing Fraud by Obtaining a Financial Advantage

If you by deception or dishonestly obtain financial advantage from another person, or cause another person any financial disadvantage, you can be found guilty of the offence of fraud. The maximum penalty for this offence in NSW is 10 years’ imprisonment. While...

Obtaining a Benefit by Deception

Have you been charged with obtaining a benefit by deception? The charge is used for NSW offences that are alleged to have occurred before the commencement of the general offence of ‘section 192E fraud’ on 22nd February 2010. There is...

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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