223 Punishment of theft

Every one who commits theft is liable as follows:

(a)

in the case of any offence against section 220, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years; or

(b)

if the value of the property stolen exceeds $1,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years; or

(c)

if the value of the property stolen exceeds $500 but does not exceed $1,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year; or

(d)

if the value of the property stolen does not exceed $500, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 227

Section 223: replaced, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).