Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

Materials and implements for counterfeiting.

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36.—(1) A person who makes, or has in his or her custody or under his or her control, any thing which he or she intends to use, or to permit any other person to use, for the purpose of making a counterfeit of a currency note or coin with the intention that it be passed or tendered as genuine is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who, without lawful authority or excuse, has in his or her custody or under his or her control any thing which is or has been specially designed or adapted for making a counterfeit of a currency note or coin is guilty of an offence.

(3) 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—

( a) in the case of an offence under subsection (1), 10 years, or

( b) in the case of an offence under subsection (2), 5 years,

or both.