Financial deception

This criminal offence is a type of fraud that is committed when a person uses deception to obtain a financial advantage for themselves or another person. Financial advantage may include conduct such as avoiding a debt, obtaining a loan, or gaining the opportunity to earn money.

These County Court of Victoria case summaries and statistics highlight sentencing outcomes for the offence of obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

Case summaries


'Imprisonment' above includes all sentences that have immediate custody as a component of the total sentence. This may include imprisonment combined with a community corrections order, a partially suspended sentence, or another custodial sentencing outcome.

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Page last updated: 1 June 2021