Mortgage Fraud and the Law of Theft

Simon Parsons

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-482
JournalThe Journal of Criminal Law
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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