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Fraud Act 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. Territorial Application: Wales

  3. Background

  4. Summary

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Fraud

    2. Section 2: Fraud by false representation

    3. Section 3: Fraud by failing to disclose information

    4. Section 4: Fraud by abuse of position

    5. Section 5: “Gain” and “loss”

    6. Section 6: Possession of articles for use in frauds

    7. Section 7: Making or supplying articles for use in frauds

    8. Section 8: “Article”

    9. Section 9: Participating in fraudulent business carried on by sole trader

    10. Section 10: Participating in fraudulent business carried on by company : penalty

    11. Section 11: Obtaining services dishonestly

    12. Section 12: Liability of company officers for offences by company

    13. Section 13: Evidence

    14. Schedule 1: Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Abolition of various deception offences

      2. Visiting Forces Act 1952

      3. Theft Act 1968

      4. Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

      5. Theft Act 1978

      6. Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

      7. Limitation Act 1980

      8. Finance Act 1982

      9. Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983

      10. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

      11. Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

      12. Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

      13. Criminal Justice Act 1993

      14. Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

      15. Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

      16. Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

      17. Terrorism Act 2000

      18. Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

      19. Armed Forces Act 2001

      20. Licensing Act 2003

      21. Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, ) Act 2004

      22. Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

      23. Gambling Act 2005

    15. Schedule 2: Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Maximum term of imprisonment for offences under this Act

      2. Increase in penalty for fraudulent trading

      3. Abolition of deception offences

      4. Scope of offences relating to stolen goods under the Theft Act 1968 (c.60)

      5. Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit under the Theft Act 1968

      6. Scope of offences relating to stolen goods under the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c.16 (N.I.))

      7. Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit under the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

      8. Limiting periods under the Limitation Act 1980 (c.58)

      9. Limitation periods under the Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1339 (N.I. 11))

      10. Scheduled offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 (c.11)

      11. Powers of arrest under Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, ) Act 2004 (c.19)

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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