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30 Dec

CRIMINAL LAW 2.4 OBTAINING CREDIT BY FRAUD

TOPIC FOUR: 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.

Isochukwu

Quite eccentric really

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