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What is the application form for?
and what have you done?
It’s only three award or attempted fraud there is an element of dishonesty whereby the news that the statement was false and they made the false statement to gain an advantage.
It’s also potentially the offence of obtaining goods or services or money by deception.
So it is not automatically fraud.
It would be up to the receiving organisation whether they continued with the application or simply throw it out summarily.
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It’s only fraud or attempted fraud if there is an element of dishonesty whereby they knew that the statement was false.
If somebody makes a mistake in the statement, then although what they apply for may get rejected, it isn’t fraud or deception because they were not dishonest. There has to be dishonesty
Without going into minute detail, and the vagaries of the law, in principle yes, it could then be fraud. There has to be an element of dishonesty otherwise it isn’t fraud.
Intent has its ordinary English dictionary definition. Did they intend to defraud and of course were they acting dishonestly.
Very often the court will also look at reckless misrepresentation as being intentional