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Penalty for Intention to Defraud by False or Misleading Statement | Section 192G Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “intention to defraud by false or misleading statement” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 44.26%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 14.75%
  • Prison: 14.75%
  • Fine Only: 13.11%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 8.2%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 4.92%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

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