- Inflated overtime hours and holiday pay—theft vs fraud offence? (Darroux v The Crown)
- What are the practical implications of the case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Corporate Crime analysis: A prosecution for theft arising from inflated overtime payments has tested the principles of whether the actus reus of appropriation can be satisfied where the defendant did not have control over the bank account from which the payments were made. Christiaan Moll of Blackfriars Chambers assesses key points for practitioners to watch out for, including the need to consider if such actions are best charged as fraud rather than theft offences.
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