Crimes of Dishonesty

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence descriptionCriminal Code SectionS/H/IMinimum penaltyDischarge availableMaximum Penalty (S)Maximum Penalty (I)
Theft, $5,000 or less322, 334(b)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Theft over $5,000322, 334(a)I yes 10 yrs.
Possession of stolen property under $5,000354, 355(b)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Possession of stolen property over $5,000354, 355(a)I yes 10 yrs.
Fraud, $5,000 or less380(1)(b)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Fraud over $5,000380(1)(a)I yes 10 yrs.
Take motor vehicle without consent or being passenger in such vehicle (“joyriding”)335S yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
 
Forgery366H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Theft or forgery of credit card342(a),(b)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Use or possess stolen or forged credit card342(c)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Use revoked or cancelled credit card342(d)H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Robbery (without firearm)343, 344(b)I   life
Robbery (with firearm)343, 344(a)I4 yrs.  life
Extortion (without firearm)346(1), (1.1)(b)I   life
Extortion (with firearm)346(1), (1.1)(a)I4 yrs.  life
Break and enter with intent, committing indictable offence (dwelling house)348I   life
Break and enter with intent, committing indictable offence (non-dwelling house)348H yes6 mos./
$5,000
10 yrs.

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