Penalty for Misappropriate Money Collected or Received | Section 178A Crimes Act NSW


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For “misappropriate money collected or received (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “misappropriate money collected or received (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • CSO: 100%

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 “misappropriate money collected or received (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “misappropriate money collected or received (amount unknown).”

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

  • Fine Only: 50%
  • Prison: 50%

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 3 months in prison.