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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2020-01-27 and last amended on 2019-12-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Punishment for theft

 Except where otherwise provided by law, every one who commits theft

  • (a) if the property stolen is a testamentary instrument or the value of what is stolen is more than $5,000, is guilty of

    • (i) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years, or

    • (ii) an offence punishable on summary conviction; or

  • (b) if the value of what is stolen is not more than $5,000, is guilty

    • (i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or

    • (ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 334
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 43
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 20
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 122
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