- Ten years imprisonment
- Were acting under duress;
- Honestly believe it was necessary to offend to avoid a threatened danger.
A person namely a clerk or employee who fraudulently embezzles, some or part thereof, any property in possession of their employer shall be deemed to have stolen that property and is liable for that offending.
The maximum penalty for this offence is ten years imprisonment.
It may be a defence to the charge if you:
The police must prove that you:
Where the value of the property exceeds $5,000, this falls into a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or the accused can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court.
Where the value of the property does not exceed $5,000, this falls into a Table 2 offence which means that the DPP can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court.