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Misappropriation of Property

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Criminal Misappropriation of Property

In Singapore, the offence of Criminal misappropriation of property is criminalised under Section 403 of the Penal Code.

Dishonest misappropriation of property

According to Section 403, whoever dishonestly misappropriates or coverts a movable property for him own use will be guilty of dishonest misappropriation of property.

Punishment: According to Section 403, this offence is punishable with an imprisonment for a term up to 2 years or will be liable for a fine or both.

Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed be a deceased person at the time of his death

According to Section 404, whoever dishonestly misappropriates or coverts a movable property for him own use, with the knowledge that such property belongs to the deceased at the time of his death and that property did not belonged to any person legally.

Punishment:  According to Section 403, this offence is punishable with an imprisonment for a term up to 3 years or will be liable for a fine. If the offender at the time of the person’s death, worked for him as a clerk or servant, he/she may be imprisoned for a term up to 7 years.

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