False accounting

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1. Law - criminal law - UK.

False accounting is a criminal offence of dishonestly falsifying accounts or related documents knowing or suspecting them to be false or misleading, for the purpose of personal gain or of causing loss to another.

False accounting can also include destroying or hiding accounts or related documents.

If you are accused of false accounting
"These can be very complex cases, expert examination of the records is often required.
Often people are accused of this when in reality they are guilty of nothing more than bad book keeping...

The prosecution have to show that you were dishonest.
It is therefore a defence to say that despite the actions you were not dishonest."
Forrest Williams Legal Ltd.

2. Law - criminal law.

Similar criminal offences in other legal jurisdictions.

See also