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What is the penalty for theft under 5000 in Alberta Canada

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What is the penalty for theft under 5000 in Alberta Canada.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 8 years ago.
The penalty depends on the facts including the amount, the circumstances, if you have a criminal record etc.

This is a hybrid offence which means the Crown can decide how to proceed. It can be treated either by going by way of summary conviction or by way of an indictable offence.

Without knowing the facts it's not useful for me to provide you with more information as the maximum penalties may be ridiculous for your situation.

Let me know if you want further clarification and if you do please give me some more details please.

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