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False Accounting

Other (inc. Computer Offences) – VIC

Welcome to the VIC False accounting article page. Everything you need to know about False accounting according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for False accounting

According to VIC Law for the charge of False accounting,

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 83
False accounting

83. False accounting

(1) Where a person dishonestly, with a view to gain for himself or another or with intent to cause loss to another-

(a) destroys, defaces, conceals or falsifies any account or any record or document made or required for any accounting purpose; or

(b) in furnishing information for any purpose produces or makes use of any account, or any such record or document as aforesaid, which to his knowledge is or may be misleading, false or deceptive in a material particular – he is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

(2) For purposes of this section a person who makes or concurs in making in an account or other document an entry which is or may be misleading, false or deceptive in a material particular, or who omits or concurs in omitting a material particular from an account or other document, is to be treated as falsifying the account or document.

The Maximum Penalty – False accounting

According to VIC Law for the charge of False accounting, 10 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for False accounting

1. Intentional and dishonest action
2. For financial gain
3. Involving destruction, falsification, concealment of any account, record or document
4. Dishonestly and intentionally furnishing a record, account or document for financial gain.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – False accounting

1. Factual dispute
2. Whether requisite element of dishonest intent established

In VIC which court will hear the matter – False accounting

Magistrates Court or County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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