Theft is committed when a person fraudulently or unlawfully takes something from another person or entity. For the purposes of Canadian Law, theft can be broken down into two categories: Theft under $5000 and Theft over $5000. Theft under can lead to a punishment of up to 2 years in prison while theft over can be up to 10 years in prison. Many factors can be taken into consideration before the court determines an appropriate sentence and the severity of the punishment may be dependent on the type of theft. Different types of theft include crimes Learn More