|210||Title:||THEFT ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||18C||Heading:||Making off without payment||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Subject to subsection (3), a person who, knowing that payment on the spot for any goods supplied or service done is required or expected from him, dishonestly makes off without having paid as required or expected and with intent to avoid payment of the amount due shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction upon indictment to imprisonment for 3 years.
(2) For the purposes of this section "payment on the spot" (即場付款) includes payment at the time of collecting goods on which work has been done or in respect of which service has been provided.
(3) Subsection (1) shall not apply where the supply of the goods or the doing of the service is contrary to law, or where the service done is such that payment is not legally enforceable.