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The Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Handbook by Martin Tunley, Jim Gee, Mark Button, Andrew Whittaker

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CHAPTER 2 The Fraud Act 2006 and fraud related legislation

dbox.jpg INTRODUCTION

Prior to the Fraud Act 2006 there was no criminal offence of fraud within English legislation. When attempting to prosecute what we now refer to as fraud, an array of deception offences were utilised, including ‘obtaining property by deception’, ‘obtaining a money transfer by deception’, ‘obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception’, ‘procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception’, ‘obtaining services by deception’ and ‘evasion of liability by deception’, all of which have been repealed following the enactment of the Fraud Act 2006. This range of highly specific offences resulted in a number of difficulties when attempting ...

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