§ 18-4-20. Deposit in name of fiduciary.
If a deposit is made in a bank to the credit of a fiduciary, the bank is authorized to pay the amount of the deposit or any part of it upon the check of the fiduciary, signed with the name in which the deposit is entered, without being liable to the principal, unless the bank pays the check with actual knowledge that the fiduciary is committing a breach of his or her obligation as fiduciary in drawing the check, or with knowledge of any facts that its action in paying the check amounts to bad faith. If, however, a check is payable to the drawee bank and is delivered to it in payment of or as security for a personal debt of the fiduciary to it, the bank is liable to the principal if the fiduciary in fact commits a breach of his or her obligation as fiduciary in drawing or delivering the check.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 147, § 3.)