The House of Lords decision in Preddy held that defendants involved in mortgage fraud and charged with obtaining property by deception could not be guilty of that offence because there was no obtaining of property by the defendants. This article will critically examine the various offences which have been used to charge defendants involved in mortgage fraud. The effect of the Theft (Amendment) Act 1996 on the Theft Act 1968 and the Theft Act 1978 will also be examined.
|Journal||The Journal of Criminal Law|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|