Offence to Procure Use of Motor Vehicle by Fraud
The charge can also be laid against a person if they are believed to have helped a person misrepresent their situation in order to use or hire a car.
What is the legal definition of Offence to Procure Use of Motor Vehicle by Fraud?This offence arises when a person, either themselves or by helping another, hires or gains use of a motor vehicle by misrepresenting the truth.
Examples of the Offence to Procure Use of Motor Vehicle by Fraud
- A person uses a driver’s license that is not their own to hire a car.
- A person who has lost their license hires a car using false details.
- A person uses their friend’s driver’s license as they look similar.
LegislationThe legislation for this offence can be found on section 69 of Road Safety Act 1986.
Elements of the offenceIn essence to prove this charge the Police must show that the accused procured the use, or hire of a motor vehicle drove which was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation. In the alternative the Police must show that the accused aided or abetted in circumstances where the use or hire was by fraud or misrepresentation.
Questions in cases like this
- Did you use or hire a motor vehicle?
- Was fraud involved?
- In what way did you help someone use or hire a car through fraud?
The penalty for Offence to Procure Use of Motor Vehicle by Fraud (s69 of the Road Safety Act 1986) is a fine of 10 penalty units (at the time of print equal to $1,611.90) or imprisonment for 2 months.