Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Fraudulent sale of real property

 Every one who, knowing of an unregistered prior sale or of an existing unregistered grant, mortgage, hypothec, privilege or encumbrance of or on real property, fraudulently sells the property or any part thereof is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 345.
Marginal note:Misleading receipt

 Every one who wilfully

  • (a) with intent to mislead, injure or defraud any person, whether or not that person is known to him, gives to a person anything in writing that purports to be a receipt for or an acknowledgment of property that has been delivered to or received by him, before the property referred to in the purported receipt or acknowledgment has been delivered to or received by him, or

  • (b) accepts, transmits or uses a purported receipt or acknowledgment to which paragraph (a) applies,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 346.
Marginal note:Fraudulent disposal of goods on which money advanced
  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) having shipped or delivered to the keeper of a warehouse or to a factor, an agent or a carrier anything on which the consignee thereof has advanced money or has given valuable security, thereafter, with intent to deceive, defraud or injure the consignee, disposes of it in a manner that is different from and inconsistent with any agreement that has been made in that behalf between him and the consignee, or

    • (b) knowingly and wilfully aids or assists any person to make a disposition of anything to which paragraph (a) applies for the purpose of deceiving, defrauding or injuring the consignee,

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

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2) No person is guilty of an offence under this section where, before disposing of anything in a manner that is different from and inconsistent with any agreement that has been made in that behalf between him and the consignee, he pays or tenders to the consignee the full amount of money or valuable security that the consignee has advanced.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 347.
Marginal note:Fraudulent receipts under Bank Act

 Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years who

  • (a) wilfully makes a false statement in any receipt, certificate or acknowledgment for anything that may be used for a purpose mentioned in the Bank Act; or

  • (b) wilfully,

    • (i) after giving to another person,

    • (ii) after a person employed by him has, to his knowledge, given to another person, or

    • (iii) after obtaining and endorsing or assigning to another person,

    any receipt, certificate or acknowledgment for anything that may be used for a purpose mentioned in the Bank Act, without the consent in writing of the holder or endorsee or the production and delivery of the receipt, certificate or acknowledgment, alienates or parts with, or does not deliver to the holder or owner the property mentioned in the receipt, certificate or acknowledgment.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 348.