Transportation by Fraud

Transportation by Fraud

The offence of fraudulently obtaining transportation is outlined in section 393(3) of the Criminal Code.

An individual commits the offence of fraudulently obtaining transportation when they, by any false pretence or fraud, unlawfully obtain transportation by land, water, or air.


Person A gets into a taxi and asks to be taken to a location several blocks away, with the understanding that he will pay for the ride. Once at his destination, person A gets out of the car and runs away without paying.

Person B gets into an Uber she did not call or pay for and pretends to be the individual who ordered the Uber. She changes the destination of the ride and is taken to her chosen destination without paying for the trip.


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