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Criminal Code

Version of section 458 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Making, having or dealing in instruments for counterfeiting

 Every one who, without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him,

  • (a) makes or repairs,

  • (b) begins or proceeds to make or repair,

  • (c) buys or sells, or

  • (d) has in his custody or possession,

any machine, engine, tool, instrument, material or thing that he knows has been used or that he knows is adapted and intended for use in making counterfeit money or counterfeit tokens of value is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 416

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