What happens if I get convicted of fraud?

Your sentence can be increased based on a number of aggravating circumstances. These include significance of the impact, taking advantage of high community regard, and attempts to hide evidence by destroying records.

Charges of fraud under $5,000 prosecuted as summary offences carry a maximum sentence of 6 months or a $5,000 fine. More serious convictions can result in a sentence of up to 10 years in jail.