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Sec. 52-564

Connecticut General Statutes revised to January 1, 1999

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, robbery 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. 241 C. 678.

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. Cited. 37 CA 7, 10. Cited. 42 CA 599. Cited. 43 CA 1. Cited. 45 CA 46. Cited. Id., 324.

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