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Contents >> Division 09 >> SUBDIVISION 092 FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING

SUBDIVISION 092 FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING

Actions involving the making or use of false currency or the falsifying of official documents with an intention to deceive, obtain money, goods or services, or obtain a benefit or advantage. This includes the possession of equipment to make false/illegal instruments.

This subdivision is further disaggregated by the type of forgery, and the possession of forgery equipment.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    0921 Counterfeiting of currency
    0922 Forgery of documents
    0923 Possess equipment to make false/illegal instrument

    0921 Counterfeiting of currency

    Offences involving the passing or possession of counterfeited coins or notes.


    0922 Forgery of documents

    Offences involving the passing or possession of forged official documents.

    Inclusions:
    Create false documents
    Forge passport or visa
    Forge birth certificate
    Forge Commonwealth document
    Forge bill of sale, share certificate
    Supply false documentation to get a weapons/explosives licence/permit
    Supply false documentation to get, keep or upgrade a vehicle licence/permit
    Forge signature on document
    Forge motor vehicle registration certificate

    Exclusions:
    Theft of deeds or bill of sale. These are coded to Group 0821, Theft from a person (excluding by force).
    Forgery involving the assuming of another person’s identity. These are coded to Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.


    0923 Possess equipment to make false/illegal instrument

    Possess or use equipment to make false or illegal documents or currency, with the intent to obtain a benefit or advantage.

    Inclusions:
    Use of counterfeiting equipment
    Possess equipment used for the manufacture of official documents
    Possess equipment/plates used for the manufacture of coins/notes
    Computer hacking involving fraudulent creation of a false/illegal instrument

    Exclusions:
    Computer hacking involving the theft of intellectual property. These are coded to Group 0822, Theft of intellectual property.


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