Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

Materials and implements for counterfeiting.

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F16[36. (1) A person who makes, receives, obtains or has in his or her custody or under his or her control a currency instrument, counterfeiting instrument or security feature, with the intention that he or she or another shall use the currency instrument, counterfeiting instrument or security feature 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 a currency instrument, counterfeiting instrument or security feature 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), five years.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F16

Substituted (3.08.2021) by Counterfeiting Act 2021 (16/2021), s. 6, S.I. No. 404 of 2021.

Editorial Notes:

E27

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.