The Judge is to direct the jury on whether money is held under an obligation for the purposes of the Theft Act. Money held specifically for one purpose is to be used for that purpose. Citations: Gazette 01-Jun-1994, Times 13-May-1994 Statutes: Theft Act 1968 5(3) Crime, Armed Forces Updated: 09 April 2022; Ref: scu.86583
A charity collector must hand over what he has collected to the Charity (Lewis v Lethbride distinguished). . .
When money had been received on a trust to send to a stakeholder but was misappropriated, the money still belonged to the payer, and a prosecution for theft was correct. This was different from cases where money was spent for the purposes stated. . .