CRIMINAL LAW 2.4 OBTAINING CREDIT BY FRAUD
Section 13 (1) of the Debtors Act makes it an offence for someone to obtain credit by fraud.
- There must have been a false pretence: Past, present or future.
- The pretence must have enabled the accused to obtain credit: as was seen in R V Jones, where the accused got credit (a meal at a restaurant) and did not pay. R V Ingram, where the accused obtained advanced credit for work and refused to do the work.
- The credit obtained must be in respect of money/monetary terms-Fisher V Raven.