Know Your Laws: Obtaining property by deception

Know Your Laws: Obtaining property by deception

Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

OBTAINING PROPERTY BY DECEPTION

(CRIMINAL CODE OF ST. LUCIA 2008)

  1. OBTAINING PROPERTY BY DECEPTION

(1)     A person who, by any deception obtains property belonging to another person with the intention of permanently depriving the other person of it is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)     For purposes of this section a person is to be treated as obtaining property if he or she obtains ownership, possession or control of it, and “obtain” includes obtaining for another or enabling another to obtain or to retain.

(4)     …          “deception” means any deception (whether deliberate or reckless) by words or conduct as to fact or as to law, including a deception as to the present intentions of the person using the deception or of any other person.

  1. OBTAINING PECUNIARY ADVANTAGE BY DECEPTION

(1)     A person who by any deception obtains for himself or herself or another person any pecuniary advantage is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 5 years.

(2)     The cases in which a pecuniary advantage within the meaning of this section is to be regarded as obtained for a person are cases where—

(a)     he or she is allowed to borrow by way of overdraft, or to take out any policy of insurance or annuity contract, or obtains an improvement of the terms on which he or she is allowed to do so; or

(b)     he or she is given the opportunity to earn remuneration or greater remuneration in an office or employment, or to win money by betting.
“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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