Group
Subdivision

092 Forgery and counterfeiting

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC)
Reference period
2011

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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