228 Dishonestly taking or using document

(1)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, with intent to obtain any property, service, pecuniary advantage, or valuable consideration,—

(a)

dishonestly and without claim of right, takes or obtains any document; or

(b)

dishonestly and without claim of right, uses or attempts to use any document.

(2)

Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years who, without reasonable excuse, sells, transfers, or otherwise makes available any document knowing that—

(a)

the document was, dishonestly and without claim of right, taken, obtained, or used; and

(b)

the document was dealt with in the manner specified in paragraph (a) with intent to obtain any property, service, pecuniary advantage, or valuable consideration.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 229A

Section 228: replaced, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).

Section 228(2): inserted, on 7 November 2015, by section 10 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 95).