Contents (1900 - 40)Skip to content
Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 1 March 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 16:27)
253 Forgery—making false document
A person who makes a false document with the intention that the person or another will use it—(a) to induce some person to accept it as genuine, andis guilty of the offence of forgery.(b) because of its being accepted as genuine—(i) to obtain any property belonging to another, or(ii) to obtain any financial advantage or cause any financial disadvantage, or(iii) to influence the exercise of a public duty,Maximum penalty—Imprisonment for 10 years.