Crimes Act 1961

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257 Using forged documents


Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years who, knowing a document to be forged,—


uses the document to obtain any property, privilege, service, pecuniary advantage, benefit, or valuable consideration; or


uses, deals with, or acts upon the document as if it were genuine; or


causes any other person to use, deal with, or act upon it as if it were genuine.


For the purposes of this section, a document made or altered outside New Zealand in a manner that would have amounted to forgery if the making or alteration had been done in New Zealand is to be regarded as a forged document.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 266

Section 257: replaced, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).