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Sec. 52-564

Connecticut General Statutes revised to January 1, 1997

Treble damages for theft.

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Sec. 52-564. Treble damages for theft. Any person who steals any property of another, or knowingly receives and conceals stolen property, shall pay the owner treble his damages.

(1949 Rev., S. 8305; 1963, P.A. 99.)

History: 1963 act provided recovery be treble damages rather than treble the value of the property stolen.

See Sec. 53-202 re machine guns.

See chapter 952, part X, re larceny, robbing and related offenses, generally.

In a public prosecution for theft, the court will not on conviction award treble damages to the owner. 6 C. 105. Plaintiff not bound to prove his case “beyond a reasonable doubt.” 30 C. 103. Rules of evidence are the same as in any civil suit. Id., 556. This is not a penal statute. 74 C. 135; 87 C. 468. Is constitutional. 82 C. 5. Statutory treble damages discussed. 188 C. 36, 42, 43. Cited. 206 C. 125, 127. Cited. 216 C. 200, 213, 217, 219. Cited. 236 C. 582, 585.

Cited. 1 CA 303, 306. Cited. 8 CA 96-98, 104, 105. Cited. 11 CA 161-168. Cited. 18 CA 20, 31. Cited. 33 CA 303, 309.

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