Defence Act 1954

Fraud by persons in charge of property.

155

155.Every person subject to military law who, being charged with or concerned in the care and distribution of any public property or service property, steals, fraudulently converts or misapplies or embezzles that property or is concerned in or connives at the stealing, fraudulent conversion or misapplication or embezzlement thereof shall be guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer F116 [ imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.

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F116

Substituted (22.07.1997) by Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997), s. 14 and sch. 2, para. 5, commenced as per s. 1.