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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

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Fraud and embezzlement

48Alternative charges for fraud and embezzlement

In Schedule 3 to the 1995 Act (indictments and complaints), after paragraph 8(3) insert—

(3A)Under an indictment or a complaint for breach of trust and embezzlement, an accused may be convicted of falsehood, fraud and wilful imposition.

(3B)Under an indictment or a complaint for falsehood, fraud and wilful imposition, an accused may be convicted of breach of trust and embezzlement..

49Articles for use in fraud

(1)A person (“A”) commits an offence if A has in A’s possession or under A’s control an article for use in, or in connection with, the commission of fraud.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both,

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to a fine, or to both.

(3)A person commits an offence if the person makes, adapts, supplies or offers to supply an article—

(a)knowing that the article is designed or adapted for use in, or in connection with, the commission of fraud, or

(b)intending the article to be used in, or in connection with, the commission of fraud.

(4)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (3) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both,

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or to a fine, or to both.

(5)In this section, “article” includes a program or data held in electronic form.

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