In the fraud act 2006 of the UK, it is illegal to obtain services or commodities by means of false representation and dishonest means and any culprit is supposed to be imprisoned for a period that is not more than 12 months or to a fine that exceeds the statutory amount that he or she might have received. On conviction on indictment, the person is supposed to be jailed for a period of 5 years, fined or both. In the above case PC, Jamie Hillman is guilty of obtaining financial services from several banks in the UK through the use of dishonest means.
He lied that he was a military officer who was serving in Afghanistan and at some point that he was metropolitan police. While pleading guilty, he said that he was under amnesia when he was carrying out all these activities and that the judge recognized that he had become used to lying. However, the judge handed him a 12-month jail term a two years suspension as required by the law. The press once again in this article misrepresented facts by claiming that the policeman who had stolen large amounts of money from banks had walked scot-free.
PC Jamie Hillman was convicted of crimes and punished for the same as required by the law. However, having been brave and admitted that he did this under amnesia, he was not indicted. ARTICLE 3: Editorial comment, ‘ School catchment area 'fraud' case dropped against mother’ (Daily Telegraph, 3 July 2009)Mrs Mrinal Patel, aged 41, is faced with one account of false representation by providing false information concerning her residence in order to secure a place for her kid in a popular school in Northern London.
However, she is set free by a court decision after saying that she was staying with her mother at the time she applied for the school position. Section 2 of the Fraud act of 2006 states that it is a crime make a false representation of self either through dishonesty or by knowing that the representation was misleading. In the above case, Mrs Mrinal Patel gave information that was misleading concerning his place of residence with the aim of gaining by securing a space for her son at a popular London school.
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