Penalty for Obtain Money or Valuable Thing by Deception | Section 178BA(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 30%
  • Suspended Sentence: 27%
  • CSO: 11%
  • Prison: 11%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Fine Only: 5%
  • ICO: 5%
  • Section 10(1)(a) dismissal: 3%
  • Section 10A: 3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 6.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.

For “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$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 10A: 11%
  • Section 9 Bond: 22%
  • CSO: 22%
  • Suspended Sentence: 22%
  • ICO: 22%

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 “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$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: 20%
  • CSO: 20%
  • Home Detention: 20%
  • Prison: 20%
  • Section 10A: 10%
  • Suspended Sentence: 10%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

For “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (>$15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 40%
  • Section 9 Bond: 15%
  • Home Detention: 15%
  • ICO: 10%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 8%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • CSO: 5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 18.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 11 months in prison.

For “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “obtain money or valuable thing by deception (amount unknown).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 30%
  • Prison: 22%
  • Fine Only: 17%
  • Suspended Sentence: 13%
  • CSO: 9%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 4%
  • Section 10A: 4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 16 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.