R v JJ: Fraud, Obtained benefit by deception, Dealings proceeds of crime

Fraud – section 192E Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) – Obtained benefit by deception – Dealings proceeds of crime – Not guilty after trial by jury

Facts:

JJ was charged with dealing with proceeds of crime and fraud in circumstances where she was the recipient of money which had been fraudulently claimed from the Australian Tax Office.  JJ gave evidence before a jury that she had been duped into receiving the money by a drug dealer and had no idea how the money was derived.

Outcome:

After a two week trial, the jury accepted that JJ had no knowledge of the fraudulent scheme nor any attempt to deal in proceeds of crime.  She was found not guilty.

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