Property Rights to Stolen Money

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Abstract

fr money is stolen the common law provides the thief with a property right to the stolen money. In addition a trust is created so that the thief holds this property right on trust for the true owne/: This paper explores the property right the thief acquires to stolen money and how that property right co-exists with the property rights of the true owner. The author argues that the position taken by the courts can only be understood ifit is appreciated that it is not the stolen money that is held on trust but the thief's property right to the stolen money.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-250
JournalThe University of Western Australia Law Review
Volume32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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