Possessing/making counterfeit money

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  1. Car

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    What would the charge be if someone made counterfeit money and then used it to by goods and sell those goods? Also what would the sentence be like?
     
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  2. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    Having materials used for counterfeiting money - 10 years
    Having consumables used for counterfeiting money - 10 years
    Making counterfeit money - 14 years.
    Possessing counterfeit money without reasonable excuse - 10 years.
    Uttering (using) counterfeit money - 12 years.

    See the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981
     
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  3. Rod

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    And sentences can be cumulative (ie 10 yrs + 10 yrs).

    One case where someone in 2010 was caught with the means to make fake money and about $32,000 in fake cash received a 4 yr 3 mth sentence in NSW.

    Many cases involve other offences like drugs and firearms.

    One guy had 51 fake $1 notes in 2016! Why?

    The hard part is not making the money, it is spending it without being caught.
     
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