As per section 5 (3) of the Theft Act (1968) when a person receives funds for a specific purpose from another, he or she is under an obligation to deal with it as it was intended. In Davidge v Bennett (1984), the defendant received money from her three flat mates to pay the gas bill but instead of paying the gas bill she spent the money on Christmas gifts. She was charged and convicted.
It was held that the defendant was under an obligation to spend the money in the way it was intended or for the purpose it was intended and to do otherwise would amount to theft.
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