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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 2 October 2019 to date (accessed 12 November 2019 at 09:09)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 253
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, and
(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,
is guilty of the offence of forgery.
Maximum penalty—Imprisonment for 10 years.