The Operation of a Travel Agent and the Criminal Code
Michael Lipton QC
In a case entitled Lowden v The Queen, decided in 1982, the defendant was a travel agent who had run into financial difficulties and who was to all intents and purposes insolvent. Eventually the bank started returning the business's cheques marked NSF - non-sufficient funds. In order to remain in business the defendant began to take clients' money given to the agency for one purpose i.e. purchasing travel arrangements and using it for another - simply paying off the general debts of the business.
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