Dishonestly obtain property by deception (fraud): Police v RNJ

Dishonestly obtain property by deception (fraud)

Fraud and Dishonesty Offences are often facilitated by credit cards, computers, smart phones and email, and can be global.RNJ was charged with dishonestly obtaining property following a pattern of behaviour where he would order products from TV infomercials. He would take delivery of the products to his house, and then cancel the credit card and phone number that he supplied to the company. RNJ would then sell the property online, using his sister’s house as the pick-up point.

This racket continued for a year, by which time RNJ had obtained approximately $177K worth of kitchenware, vacuum cleaners and exercise equipment.

RNJ instructed his criminal defence lawyers to plead guilty to the charge.

Plea of guilty, good behaviour bond, partial compensation order

The defence pleaded guilty to the charge, and applied to have the sentence dealt by way of  Section 192E Crimes Act 1900 – Section 32 Mental Health (Criminal Procedure) Act 1990. The application was successful. The sentence handed down to RNJ was a three year good behaviour bond, and a partial compensation order was also made.



O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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