§ 11-9.1-6 Transfer of bill of lading for
goods not in control of carrier.
Any person who, with intent to deceive, negotiates or transfers for value a
bill of lading knowing that any or all of the goods which, by the terms of the
bill, appear to have been received for transportation by the carrier which
issued the bill of lading, are not in the possession or control of the carrier,
or of a connecting carrier, without disclosing this fact, shall be guilty of a
crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment
not exceeding five (5) years, or by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars
($5,000), or both.
(P.L. 1914, ch. 1029, § 48; G.L. 1923, ch. 320, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 473, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 6-24-49.)