§ 19-14-26.1. Additional penalties.
(a) Any person who makes or brokers a loan not invalid for any other reason who knowingly violates § 19-14-2 shall, in the discretion of the court, forfeit and have no right to collect or receive any interest, fees, or charges whatsoever.
(b) In the case of any unlicensed transaction involving lending or loan brokering activities, the amount of interest, fees, or charges previously collected shall be credited to the principal balance of the loan then due and owing or paid to the debtor, at the option of the holder of the loan.
(c) In the case of any unlicensed check cashing, sale of check, or electronic money transfer transaction, the amount of any fees or charges previously collected shall be paid to the person from whom the fee or charge was collected. In the event that the person who collected the fee or charge is unable to identify the person from whom the fee or charge was collected, the fee or charge shall be paid to the director to and for the use of the state.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 155, § 2.)