Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

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19.  (1)  Any person who—

(a)by any deception (as defined in section 15(4) of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 [1969 c.16] ) obtains compensation or increased compensation for himself or for any other person; or

(b)for the purposes of obtaining any compensation, knowingly, in or in connection with an application to the Secretary of State or otherwise, makes a false or misleading statement or a statement which he does not believe to be true or fails to disclose a material fact,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both; or

(b)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 5 on the standard scale]F1 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both.

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