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Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)
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[ 15A.
Obtaining a money transfer by deception.
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if by any deception he dishonestly obtains a money transfer for himself or another.
(2) A money transfer occurs when
(a)
a debit is made to one account,
(b)
a credit is made to another, and
(c)
the credit results from the debit or the debit results from the credit.
(3) References to a credit and to a debit are to a credit of an amount of money and to a debit of an amount of money.
(4) It is immaterial (in particular)
(a)
whether the amount credited is the same as the amount debited;
(b)
whether the money transfer is effected on presentment of a cheque or by another method;
(c)
whether any delay occurs in the process by which the money transfer is effected;
(d)
whether any intermediate credits or debits are made in the course of the money transfer;
(e)
whether either of the accounts is overdrawn before or after the money transfer is effected.
(5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.
Amendments (Textual)
S. 15A inserted (18.12.1996) by 1996 c. 62, s. 1


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