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Fraud and Theft Offences

What is Robbery?

In general meaning, Armed Robbery means stealing with threat to cause violence while being armed with weapon which can be anything from just a stick to a gun. There are 3 elements to this offence. The prosecution needs to prove that you stole/took something which is owned by someone else without the owner’s consent, and you threatened violence, and you were armed. In the previous statement, you includes you and anyone who is accompanying you. 

What is Stealing?

Stealing in general meaning is taking something which lawfully owned or in possession of someone else. You could be charged with stealing for taking your own thing the item is lawfully possessed by someone else. For example, you rented out your bicycle to ride to a friend, and then you took the bicycle without his knowledge or consent. 

What is Fraud?

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What is Grievous Bodily Harm and Common Assault

Criminal Code 1899 (Qld) stats,



(1) A person who dishonestly—

(a) applies to his or her own use or to the use of any person—

(i) property belonging to another; or

(ii) property belonging to the person, or which is in the person’s possession, either solely or jointly with another person, subject to a trust, direction or condition or on account of any other person; or

(b) obtains property from any person; or

(c) induces any person to deliver property to any person; or

(d) gains a benefit or advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for any person; or

(e) causes a detriment, pecuniary or otherwise, to any person; or

(f) induces any person to do any act which the person is lawfully entitled to abstain from doing; or

(g) induces any person to abstain from doing any act which that person is lawfully entitled to do; or

(h) makes off, knowing that payment on the spot is required or expected for any property lawfully supplied or returned or for any service lawfully provided, without having paid and with intent to avoid payment;

commits the crime of fraud.


Maximum penalty—5 years imprisonment.

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Need Legal Advice?

You may have arguable defence to challenge your charges but it might be best if you seek legal advice before that. This article contains only the crux, there are more important information you need to know if you proceed to challenge. Failing to prove your point in the court may result harsher sentence and will have to pay Offender Levy.


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