Central Bank Act 1942

Making, etc. a document purporting to be or resembling a bank note.

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55. (1) F397 [ If any person makes, or causes to be made, or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or utters any document purporting to be, or in any way resembling, or so nearly resembling as to be calculated to deceive, a bank note or part of a bank note, he shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection and shall be liable

( a ) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £ 1,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both, or

( b ) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding £ 10,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to both. ]

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under the foregoing sub-section of this section, it shall be lawful for the court by which he is so convicted to order that the document in respect of which such offence was committed and all copies of such document and all plates, blocks, dies, and other instruments used for or capable of being used for printing or reproducing such document which are in the possession of the person so convicted to be delivered up to the Commission or, if such order is made after the appointed day, to the Bank.

(3) F398 [ ]

(4) F398 [ ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F397

Substituted (12.07.1989) by Central Bank Act 1989 (16/1989), s. 8(a), S.I. No. 176 of 1989.

F398

Repealed (12.07.1989) by Central Bank Act 1989 (16/1989), s. 4 and sch., commenced as per s. 2.

Editorial Notes:

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The sum of £1,000 referred to in subs. (1)(a) converts to €1,269.74. The sum of £10,000 referred to in subs. (1)(b) converts to €12,697.38. See Euro Changeover (Amounts) Act 2001 (16/2001), s. 1.