Back

ⓘ Criminal conversion




Criminal conversion
                                     

ⓘ Criminal conversion

Criminal conversion is a crime, limited to parts of common law systems outside England and Wales, of exerting unauthorized use or control of someone elses property, at a minimum personal property, but in some jurisdictions also applying to types of real property, such as land or to patents, design rights and trademarks. It differs from theft in that it does not include the element of intending to deprive the owner of permanent possession of that property. As such, it is a lesser offense than the crime of theft. Criminal conversion specifies a type of conversion in that it involves criminal law, not civil law.

An example might be tapping someones secured wireless LAN or public utility line which could also amount to theft of services. Another example might be taking a joy ride in a car, never intending to keep it from the owner. Some have redefined such conduct as a specific type of theft, or another offence such as taking without owners consent.

Note that the "unauthorized" use may begin after a period of authorized use, where, for example, a person rents a car then keeps it for an extra week without permission from the rental company. Another common example occurs when a person fails to report finding lost goods including animals, intending only to keep them until someone asks for their return. When the intent becomes one of keeping the property, it is a theft.

                                     

1. Fraudulent conversion

The two-pronged definition of fraudulent conversion is "conversion that is committed by the use of fraud, either by obtaining the property, or in withholding it".

In England and Wales, the term fraudulent conversion was superseded by the identically named offences under the Larceny Act 1901 and sections 20 and 21 of the Larceny Act 1916.

The former offence of fraudulent conversion was replaced by an offence of theft, contrary to section 11 of the Theft Act 1968, from which it slightly differs.

                                     
  • to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy, eye federal law changes CTV News. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C - 46 279 1.1 1.21 Criminal Code R.S.C.
  • Equitable conversion is a doctrine of the law of real property under which a purchaser of real property becomes the equitable owner of title to the property
  • Section 171 of the Criminal Code of Cyprus was a section of the Cyprus Criminal Code, which was enacted in 1929, that criminalized homosexual acts between
  • September on unemployment benefits, and two in November on deporting foreign criminals and introducing a canton tax. Voters approved Provision 1, an amendment
  • three arcade - based sequels being released: Special Criminal Investigation 1989 Super Chase: Criminal Termination 1992 and Chase H.Q. 2 2007 Two spin - offs
  • eligibility for parole set for 11 years time. Wilkinson was an habitual criminal in trouble with the police at age 13 over a theft and first convicted
  • before statehood, the Iowa Territorial Legislature enacted Iowa s first criminal code. It made no mention to sodomy, making it legal in Iowa. In 1860, the
  • to embrace Islam under conditions of duress, or acts against Islam or conversion to another religion that is involuntary, forced or done as concealment
  • qualification: Contract, Tort, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property Law and Equity. Conversion examinations are offered twice a year for the remaining
  • The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion MPI CEC is a research institute of the Max Planck Society. It is located in the German town of

Users also searched:

conversion crime usa,

...
...
...