We love Canada! Let’s be frank, compared to the mess that the United States is currently in, Canada stands like a beacon of what a good country can be.
And the Canadians have been defacing their currency since Leonard Nimoy’s death. Their five dollar notes are being changed to look like Mr Spock! How cool!
Live long and prosper!
This has happened so much that the Bank of Canada is pleading with Canadians to stop doing it. You can read about that here.
However, in Australia, defacing currency is a crime, unlike in Canada. Under s16 of the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981, should you intentionally deface, disfigure, mutilate or destroy any coin or paper money, you may face a fine of up to $5,000.00, or imprisonment for two years!
So please do not deface our five dollar note, which has the Queen on it.
Why is the Queen of England on our five dollar note? Well, that’s a whole different issue and a debate for another time. But if you want to know how to properly deface a five dollar note, then come and ask Greg Martin of our office. But it’s a secret, okay?
If you have any questions about any criminal law matter, then please give us a call on 9687 9322.
Otherwise – Live long and prosper.