Definition : Theft

An offence defined in section 322 (1) of the Criminal Code includes "depriving, , temporarily or absolutely, the owner of it, or a person who has a special property or interest in it, of the thing or of his property or interest in it. In other words, it is the act of fraudulently seizing property that belongs to someone else in a fraudulent manner and without the appearance of right. Damage caused by theft is covered under a property insurance contract taken out by a syndicate of co-owners in accordance with the third paragraph of article 1073 of the Civil Code of Quebec, unless the insurance policy or a rider sets out, expressly and in clearly legible characters, which of those risks are excluded.