Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001
Counterfeiting currency notes and coins.
33.—(1) A person who makes a counterfeit of a currency note or coin, with the intention that he or she or another shall pass or tender it as genuine, is guilty of an offence.
F13[(1A) A person who makes or alters a designated note or coin, with the intention that he or she or another shall pass or tender it as genuine, 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.
Inserted (3.08.2021) by Counterfeiting Act 2021 (16/2021), s. 4, S.I. No. 404 of 2021.
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.