Theft Act 1978

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1978 c. 31
Year1978
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  • (1) Subject to subsection (3) below, a person who, knowing that payment on the spot for any goods supplied or service done is required or expected from him, dishonestly makes off without having paid as required or expected and with intent to avoid payment of the amount due shall be guilty of an offence.(2) For purposes of this section “payment on the spot” includes payment at the time of collecting goods on which work has been done or in respect of which service has been provided.(3) Subsection (1) above shall not apply where the supply of the goods or the doing of the service is contrary to law, or where the service done is such that payment is not legally enforceable.(4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1) Offences under this Act shall be punishable either on conviction on indictment or on summary conviction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for an offence under section 3 of this Act, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months; orto a fine not exceeding the prescribed sum for the purposes of F1section 32 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (punishment on summary conviction of offences triable either way: £1,000 or other sum substituted by order under that Act) ,(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2) Sections 30(1) (husband and wife) , 31(1) (effect on civil proceedings) and 34 (interpretation) of the (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4) In the the Theft Act

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