Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Definition of “theft” Basic definition of theft. (1) A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly...

    1. Definition of “theft”

      1. 1.Basic definition of theft.

      2. 2.“Dishonestly”.

      3. 3.“Appropriates”.

      4. 4.“Property”.

      5. 5.“Belonging to another”.

      6. 6.“With the intention of permanently depriving the other of it”.

    2. Theft, robbery, burglary, etc.

      1. 7.Theft.

      2. 8.Robbery.

      3. 9.Burglary.

      4. 10.Aggravated burglary.

      5. 11.Removal of articles from places open to the public.

      6. 12.Taking of vehicles and other conveyances without authority.

      7. 13.Abstracting of electricity.

      8. 14.Extension to thefts from mails outside Northern Ireland, and robbery, etc., on such a theft.

    3. Fraud and blackmail

      1. 15.Obtaining property by deception.

      2. 15A.Obtaining a money transfer by deception.

      3. 15B.Section 15A: supplementary.

      4. 16.Obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception.

      5. 17.False accounting.

      6. 18.False statements by company directors, etc.

      7. 19.Suppression etc., of documents.

      8. 20.Blackmail.

    4. Offences relating to goods stolen, etc.

      1. 21.Handling stolen goods.

      2. 22.Advertising rewards for return of goods stolen or lost.

      3. 23.Scope of offences relating to stolen goods.

      4. 23A.Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit.

    5. Possession of housebreaking implements, etc.

      1. 24.Going equipped for stealing, etc.

    6. Enforcement and procedure

      1. 25.Search for stolen goods.

      2. 26.Evidence and procedure on charge of theft or handling stolen goods.

      3. 27.Orders for restitution.

      4. S.28 rep. by 1981 NI 26

    7. General and consequential provisions

      1. 29.Effect on civil proceedings and rights.

      2. 30.Effect on existing law and construction of references to offences.

      3. S.31(1), with Schedule 2, effects amendments; subs.(2), with Schedule 3,...

    8. Supplementary

      1. 32.Interpretation.

      2. 33.Commencement and transitional provisions.

      3. 34.Short title.

  3. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      OFFENCES OF TAKING, ETC., DEER, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CARCASE, ETC., OF SHEEP AND DEFACEMENT, ETC., BEFORE SALE AT AUCTION, OF NAME OR MARKING ON WATCH OR PLATE

      1. Para. 1 rep. by 1985 NI 2 Unlawful possession of...

        1. Para. 1 rep. by 1985 NI 2

          1. Para. 1 rep. by 1985 NI 2

        2. Unlawful possession of carcase, etc., of sheep

          1. 2.Where the carcase of any sheep or lamb, or the...

        3. Defacement, etc., before sale at auction, of name or marking on watch or plate

          1. 3.Any person who changes, alters or defaces, or causes to...

      1. Schedule 2—Amendments

      1. Schedule 3—Repeals