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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Marginal note:Theft by bailee of things under seizure

 Every one who is a bailee of anything that is under lawful seizure by a peace officer or public officer in the execution of the duties of his office, and who is obliged by law or agreement to produce and deliver it to that officer or to another person entitled thereto at a certain time and place, or on demand, steals it if he does not produce and deliver it in accordance with his obligation, but he does not steal it if his failure to produce and deliver it is not the result of a wilful act or omission by him.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 285
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