Theft by Procurring

Start date
13 January 1998
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Project Overview

This project urgently reviews the law on dishonestly procuring valuable benefits. The Court of Appeal decision in R v Wilkinson (13 October 1998, CA 122/98) demonstrates that certain dishonest actions which constitute the offence of theft or obtaining by false pretence, if they result in payment being made to the accused by cash or cheque, are not offences if the mode of payment employed is a direct transfer of funds from one bank account to another.