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Larceny Act 1916

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7Larceny of documents of title to lands and other legal documents

Every person who steels the whole or any part of—

(1)any document of title to lands; or

(2)any record, writ, return, panel, petition, process, interrogatory, deposition, affidavit, rule, order, warrant of attorney, or any original document of or belonging to any court of record, or relating to any cause or matter, civil or criminal, begun, depending, or terminated in any such court; or

(3)any original document relating to the business of any office or employment under His Majesty, and being or remaining in any office appertaining to any court of justice, or in any of His Majesty's castles, palaces, or houses, or in any government or public office ;

shall be guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof liable to penal servitude for any term not exceeding five years.

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