The maximum penalty for the offence of “dishonestly obtain property by deception.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • Fine Only: 27%
  • Prison: 18%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 7%
  • CSO: 5%
  • Section 10A: 2%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.