Penalty for Embezzlement by Clerks or Servants | Section 157 Crimes Act NSW


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For “embezzlement by clerk or servant (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “embezzlement by clerk or servant (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 25%
  • Fine Only: 22%
  • CSO: 8%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • Suspended Sentence: 3%
  • ICO: 3%
  • Prison: 3%

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 6 months in prison.

For “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • CSO: 25%
  • Fine Only: 19%
  • Prison: 19%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 53%
  • Suspended Sentence: 32%
  • CSO: 11%
  • Prison: 5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 24 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 12 months in prison.

For “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “embezzlement by clerk or servant (>$15,000).”

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

  • CSO: 56%
  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • ICO: 11%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 0 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.

For “embezzlement by clerk or servant (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “embezzlement by clerk or servant (amount unknown).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 32%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 23%
  • Fine Only: 23%
  • CSO: 9%
  • Suspended Sentence: 9%
  • Prison: 5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 24 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.