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Definition: (Theft Act 1968)
D dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently
depriving that other of it.
S.2: Dishonestly
S.3: Appropriation
S.4: Property
S.5: Belonging to another
S.6: Intention to permanently deprive.

Appropriates S.3 Theft Act
"Any assumption... of the right of an owner."

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beneficiary, she opened a third trust account, and paid in a cheque belonging to J. The prosecution
alleged that this was to make it easier for her to make unauthorised withdrawals. Held: Taking of
property with the owner's consent could amount to appropriation, for "appropriation" was an
objective description of…

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an equivalent sum owed by D's bank to D. So D had not obtained property belonging to another. Not
AG of Hong Kong v Chang Nai-Keung 1987: D, a director of a textile company, sold a large quantity of the
company's export quotas, at well below their proper value,…

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a chose in action, which was not capable of being restored. She was obliged to restore the value of the
chose in action, providing the transfer of funds was made under a fundamental mistake.

Gilks 1972: D was overpaid winnings by mistake by a bookmaker. D knew that the bookmaker…

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defence. He had the requisite intention permanently to deprive. He had no intention to return the
objects he had taken. It had not been suggested that there was a lack of dishonesty on V's part.

Lloyd & Others (1985): D a projectionist at a cinema secretly borrowed films and lent…


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