A warehouse operator, or any officer, agent, or servant of a warehouse operator, who issues or aids in issuing a duplicate or additional negotiable receipt for goods knowing that a former negotiable receipt for the same goods or any part of them is outstanding and uncanceled, without plainly placing upon the face of it the word “Duplicate,” except in the case of a lost or destroyed receipt after proceedings as provided for in § 6A-7-601, 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. 1908, ch. 1549, § 52; G.L. 1909, ch. 270, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 315, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 468, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 6-25-53.)