Crime CCVII-Theft XV

Whether the actions of the defendant are dishonest or otherwise is a matter for the jury to decide. In R v Feely (1973) the appellant was a manager in a gaming outlet. He took £30 from the till maintaining that he had always intended to put the money back despite not doing so. The defendant was tried and convicted for theft and the defendant appealed.

The conviction was quashed. On appeal it was decided that the trial judge should have put the matter before a jury to determine whether the defendant was dishonest or otherwise.

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