What is Fraud? - De Boyrie Law


What is Fraud?

Criminal Code Definition of Fraud:

380 (1) Everyone who, by deceit, falsehood, or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service,

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years, where the subject matter of the offence is a testamentary instrument or the value of the subject matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars; or
(b) is guilty

  • (i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or
  • (ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction, where the value of the subject matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.

Fraud is a serious charge which can result in very serious penalties if convicted. Particularly, there are two types of Fraud in the Criminal Code, which are “Fraud Under $5000”, and “Fraud Over $5000.” Accordingly, the punishments range from up to fourteen years in prison to restitution, fines, and jail time. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to help guide you through the entire process.


What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Fraud, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.  Evidently, you do not want to go about defending yourself on your own. 

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Fraud. Furthermore, he has fought for his clients to avoid jail through, probation, diversion, or a complete withdrawal of charges. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case. We provide each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation as your fraud lawyer.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Fraud, please call De Boyrie Law today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389.