Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

Using copy of false instrument.


28.—(1) A person who uses a copy of an instrument which is, and which he or she knows or believes to be, a false instrument with the intention of inducing another person to accept it as a copy of a genuine instrument and, by reason of so accepting it, to do some act, or to make some omission, or to provide some service, to the prejudice of that person or another person is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.


Editorial Notes:


Offence under section designated a relevant offence for purposes of Criminal Justice Act 2011 (9.08.2011) by Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011), s. 3 and sch. 1 para. 23, S.I. No. 411 of 2011.