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THEFT ACT 1968

1. Basic definition of theft

(1) A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to
another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it; and `theft' and `steal'
shall be construed accordingly.

(2) It is immaterial whether the appropriation is made…

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tenancy, but a person who after the end of a tenancy remains in possession as statutory
tenant or otherwise is to be treated as having possession under the tenancy, and `let' shall
be construed accordingly.

(3) A person who picks mushrooms growing wild on any land, or who picks flowers,…

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7. Theft

A person guilty of theft shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding seven years.

8. Robbery

(1) A person is guilty of robbery if he steals, and immediately before or at the time of
doing so, and in order to do…

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11. Removal of articles from places open to the public

(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) below, where the public have access to a
building in order to view the building or part of it, or a collection or part of a collection
housed in it, any person who…

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(b) `owner', in relation to conveyance which is the subject of a hiring
agreement or hire -purchase agreement, means the person in possession of the
conveyance under that agreement.

12A. Aggravated vehicle-taking

(1) Subject to subsection (3) below, a person is guilty of aggravated taking of a
vehicle if-
(a)…

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15. Obtaining property by deception

(1) A person who by any deception dishonestly obtains property belonging to another,
with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it, shall on conviction on
indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

(2) For purposes of this section…

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and `deposit' here has the same meaning as in section 35 of the Banking Act 1987
(fraudulent inducement to make a deposit).

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4) above-
(a) all the activities which a person carries on by way of business shall be
regarded as a single business…

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19. False statements by company directors, etc.

(1) Where an officer of a body corporate or unincorporated association (or person
purporting to act as such), with intent to deceive members or creditors of the body
corporate or association about its affairs, publishes or concurs i n publishing a written
statement…

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22. Handling stolen goods

(1) A person handles stolen goods if (otherwise than in the course of the stealing)
knowing or believing them to be stolen goods he dishonestly receives the goods, or
dishonestly undertakes or assists in their retention, removal, disposal or realisation by or for
the benefit of…

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(3) A credit to an account is wrongful if it is the credit side of a money transfer
obtained contrary to section 15A of this Act.

(4) A credit to an account is also wrongful to the extent that it derives from-
(a) theft;
(b) an offence under section 15A…

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