Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-06-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Obtaining execution of valuable security by fraud

 Every one who, with intent to defraud or injure another person, by a false pretence causes or induces any person

  • (a) to execute, make, accept, endorse or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or

  • (b) to write, impress or affix a name or seal on any paper or parchment in order that it may afterwards be made or converted into or used or dealt with as a valuable security,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 321.
Marginal note:Fraudulently obtaining food, beverage or accommodation
  •  (1) Every one who fraudulently obtains food, a beverage or accommodation at any place that is in the business of providing those things is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (2) In proceedings under this section, evidence that the accused obtained food, a beverage or accommodation at a place that is in the business of providing those things and did not pay for it and

    • (a) made a false or fictitious show or pretence of having baggage,

    • (b) had any false or pretended baggage,

    • (c) surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage or any material part of it,

    • (d) absconded or surreptitiously left the premises,

    • (e) knowingly made a false statement to obtain credit or time for payment, or

    • (f) offered a worthless cheque, draft or security in payment for the food, beverage or accommodation,

    is, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, proof of fraud.

  • Definition of “cheque”

    (3) In this section, “cheque” includes, in addition to its ordinary meaning, a bill of exchange drawn on any institution that makes it a business practice to honour bills of exchange or any particular kind thereof drawn on it by depositors.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 364;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 23.
Marginal note:Pretending to practise witchcraft, etc.

 Every one who fraudulently

  • (a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,

  • (b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or

  • (c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 323.