Dishonest Dealing with Documents / E-Crimes

Dishonest Dealing with Documents / E-Crimes

If you intentionally provide false information on a document to deceive another, then you may be guilty of a crime. Amongst other acts, this could include modifying a bank statement or mortgage statement, or falsifying a medical prescription.

Charges here differ depending on if the act is basic or aggravated. An act would be considered aggravated if it was:

  • Committed against a victim under the age of 12 or over the age of 60
  • Against a victim who had a particular relationship to the person who committed it (e.g. a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner)
  • In association with a criminal organisation
  • Committed whilst the offender was in a position of authority or trust
  • Against a victim who was in a position of vulnerability because of physical disability or cognitive impairment