Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception and Dishonesty Offences, Penalties and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A religious leader from Sydney’s west has been charged following an investigation into alleged charity fraud of nearly $100,000. Officers from Campsie Police Area Command, alongside detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad commenced an investigation into the allegations earlier this year. During this time, they are reported to ...continue reading

A Simple Guide on Parole and Imprisonment Sentences in NSW

Jimmy Singh and Poppy Morandin.   Mohammed Skaf, who was jailed over a series of gang rapes on women and girls in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics, is set to be released on parole. Skaf was only 17 when he and a group of at least 14 other men, including his older brother ...continue reading

Conveying False Information that a Person or Property is in Danger Offences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   An Illawarra man has taken “chucking a sickie” to another level, after allegedly claiming he had COVID-19 to avoid going to work. At around 4:15am in the morning, the 23-year-old allegedly sent a text message to his employer which stated that he had contracted COVID-19 and was unable to go to work ...continue reading

Spent Convictions and Background Checks

Key Takeaway Can a criminal record be cleared in Australia? Yes, a criminal record can be cleared in Australia if the crime-free period for certain criminal offences is complete. If so, the conviction will then be considered ‘spent’, and it will no longer form part of a person’s criminal record, subject to exceptions under the ...continue reading

Money Laundering Charges, Defences and the Law

Poppy Morandin.   A 51-year-old man has been charged over his alleged involvement in a business email scam targeting an Australian government agency. Police from the Sydney City Police Area Command received reports after funds totalling $942,700 were allegedly fraudulently obtained from a government agency via an online business email compromise (BEC) scam. The State ...continue reading

Making False Reports to Police Offences & Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We’ve all done it – made up some outrageous excuse to get out of work. Indeed, there’s no denying some of us hate our jobs. But then there’s this guy – a man in Arizona so desperate to get out of work that he went to the extreme length ...continue reading

Making or Using Counterfeit Money Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In March 2021, shoppers and traders across Tasmania were being urged to be vigilant after reports surfaced that counterfeit money was floating amongst the community. In particular, it was found that businesses on the northwest coast were experiencing a spike in counterfeit notes being tendered. Tasmania Police jumped on ...continue reading

Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

Providing False or Misleading Information Laws and Penalties in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A police hunt is underway for an unlicensed driver who allegedly struck a six-year-old boy in a four-wheel-drive in Melbourne’s north, leaving the child with a broken arm. According to reports from Victoria Police, the incident took place around 8:30pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021, when a 20-year-old male ...continue reading

Law on Money Laundering via Cryptocurrency

Poppy Morandin.   A man who is alleged to have directed a money laundering criminal syndicate which converted over five million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin into cash, has been arrested and charged by police. The New South Wales Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Curns in order to investigate criminal syndicates involved in cyber-enabled ...continue reading

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