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Identity Theft and Fraud Laws in Canada

Part X of the Criminal Code / Fraudulent Transactions

Identity Theft and Fraud: Impersonating Another Person

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Identity Theft and Fraud - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Hybrid offence

Hybrid offences fall between a summary and an indictable offence. The Crown prosecutor chooses whether to treat the offence as a summary or indictable offence.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

Identity Theft and Fraud - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Subsection 2 , Section 402.2 (1) , s.403