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Davidge v Bennett [1984] Crim LR 297

The defendant received cheques from her flat mates which were to pay for the communal gas bill. The defendant spent the money on Christmas presents and left the flat without paying the gas bill.

Held:

She was liable for theft as under s.5(3) TA 1968 the cheques had been given with a clear obligation to apply the money for payment of the gas bill.
 
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