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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2023-03-06 and last amended on 2023-01-16. Previous Versions

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
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