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Criminal Code

Version of section 397 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:


Marginal note:Books and documents

  •  (1) Every one who, with intent to defraud,

    • (a) destroys, mutilates, alters, falsifies or makes a false entry in, or

    • (b) omits a material particular from, or alters a material particular in,

    a book, paper, writing, valuable security or document is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Privy

    (2) Every one who, with intent to defraud his creditors, is privy to the commission of an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 355
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