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Every person who, being a tenant or lodger, or the husband or wife of any tenant or lodger, steals any chattel or fixture let to be used by such person in or with any house or lodging shall be guilty of felony and on conviction thereof liable—
(a)if the value of such chattel or fixture exceeds the sum of five pounds, to penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years ;
(b)in all other cases, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour;
(c)in any case, if a male under the age of sixteen years, to be once privately whipped in addition to any other punishment to which he may by law be liable.
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