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        Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)
        Introductory Text
        Main body
        Definition of"theft"
        1. Basic definition of theft.
        2. "Dishonestly"
        3. "Appropriates".
        4. "Property".
        5. "Belonging to another".
        6. "With the intention of permanently depriving the other of it".
        Theft, robbery, burglary, etc.
        7. Theft.
        8. Robbery.
        9. Burglary.
        10. Aggravated burglary.
        11. Removal of articles from places open to the public.
        12. Taking motor vehicle or other conveyance without authority.
        12A. Aggravated vehicle-taking.
        13. Abstracting of electricity.
        14. Extension to thefts from mails outside England and Wales, and robbery etc. on such a theft.
        Fraud and blackmail
        15. Obtaining property by deception.
        15A. Obtaining a money transfer by deception.
        15B. Section 15A: supplementary.
        16. Obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception.
        17. False accounting.
        18. Liability of company officers for certain offences by company.
        19. False statements by company directors, etc.
        20. Suppression, etc. of documents.
        21. Blackmail.
        Offences relating to goods stolen etc.
        22. Handling stolen goods.
        23. Advertising rewards for return of goods stolen or lost.
        24. Scope of offences relating to stolen goods.
        24A. Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit.
        Possession of housebreaking implements, etc.
        25. Going equipped for stealing, etc.
        Enforcement and procedure
        26. Search for stolen goods.
        27. Evidence and procedure on charge of theft or handling stolen goods.
        28. Orders for restitution.
        29. Jurisdiction of quarter sessions, and summary trial.
        General and consequential provisions
        30. Husband and wife.
        31. Effect on civil proceedings and rights.
        32. Effect on existing law and construction of references to offences.
        33. Miscellaneous and consequential amendments, and repeal.
        Supplementary
        34. Interpretation.
        35. Commencement and transitional provisions.
        36. Short title, and general provisions as to Scotland and Northern Ireland.
        Schedules
        SCHEDULE 1 Offences of Taking, etc. Deer or Fish
        SCHEDULE 2 Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments
        Part I
        PART II Other amendments extending beyond England and Wales
        PART III Amendments limited to England and Wales
        SCHEDULE 3 Repeals
        Part I Penal Enactments superseded by this Act
        Part II Obsolete and Redundant Enactments
        Part III Consequential Repeals

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