TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-18
Fraud and False Dealing

SECTION 11-18-1


§ 11-18-1 Giving false document to agent, employee, or public official.

(a) No person shall knowingly give to any agent, employee, servant in public or private employ, or public official any receipt, account, or other document in respect of which the principal, master, or employer, or state, city, or town of which he or she is an official is interested, which contains any statement which is false or erroneous, or defective in any important particular, and which, to his or her knowledge, is intended to mislead the principal, master, employer, or state, city, or town of which he or she is an official.

(b) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for a term not exceeding one year or be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1905, ch. 1219, §§ 3, 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 349, §§ 23, 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 401, §§ 23, 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 612, §§ 23, 24; G.L. 1956, § 11-18-1.)