Section 161 Crimes Act 1900 | Proof of General Deficiency in Accounts


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Section 161 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Proof of General Deficiency in Accounts and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 161 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Proof of General Deficiency in Accounts’ and reads as follows:

161 Proof of General Deficiency in Accounts

On the prosecution of a person for larceny, or embezzlement as a clerk, or servant, or as a person employed in the Public Service, where the charge is in respect of money, it shall not be necessary to prove the larceny, or embezzlement, by the accused of any specific sum of money, if there is proof of a general deficiency on the examination of the books of account, or entries kept, or made by him or her, or otherwise, and the jury are satisfied that he or she stole, or fraudulently embezzled the deficient money, or any part thereof.

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