What is fraud? (Obtain a benefit by deception)

Fraud, pursuant to s 192E of the Crimes Act 1900, captures a broad range of offending whereby a person using ‘any deception, dishonestly’:

  • obtains property belonging to someone else; or
  • obtains any financial advantage; or
  • causes a financial disadvantage.

Definitions of fraud broaden an understanding of the offence. They are defined in the Crimes Act 1900 as follows:

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