Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9.1
Commercial Transactions

SECTION 11-9.1-5

§ 11-9.1-5. Unlawful shipment on negotiable bill of lading.

Any person who ships goods to which he or she does not have title, or upon which there is a lien or mortgage, and who takes for the goods a negotiable bill of lading which he or she afterwards negotiates for value with intent to deceive and without disclosing his or her want of title or the existence of the lien or mortgage, shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1914, ch. 1029, § 47; G.L. 1923, ch. 320, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 473, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 6-24-48.)