VIC False accusation on Facebook

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Gameofthrones

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Hello, just wondering if someone accuses you on Facebook of stealing money that is commented on by others and liked by the person making the allegation also, if this is a false accusation which it is, is this a crime? Also if this person also made this statement to a daughter of the victim which led to the daughter making a similar post on Facebook which was seen and commented on by others does this impact the severity of the action.
 

Rod

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It can be criminal defamation, but rarely used by police.

You can sue for civil defamation.