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Forgery (s. 366, s. 367) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is Forgery? Forgery is covered under s.366, and 367 of the Criminal Code. Forgery, sometimes referred to as a “white collar” crime in Canada, includes many acts.  Commonly, forgery entails the alteration of a genuine document, for a fraudulent purpose, that could potentially prejudice or defraud someone else who may later rely on the forged document. Forgery is a hybrid offence in Canada.  ...

Extortion (s. 346 (1)) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is Extortion? Extortion is an offence which is covered under s.346(1) of the Criminal Code. Extortion is defined in the Criminal Code as making “threats, accusations, menaces or violence” in order to force the complainant to do something, which usually involves, but is not limited to, paying a sum of money. However, a threat to sue is not considered a “threat” amounting ...

Fraud (s. 380) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is Fraud? Fraud is covered under s. 380 of the Criminal Code. A fraud charge is an umbrella term that can cover a broad range of acts. However, simply put, fraud involves unlawfully and deceitfully taking someone’s property, money or valuable security or any service. The Criminal Code aims to differentiate the seriousness of the fraud by classifying the act as either ...

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