A warehouse operator, or any officer, agent, or servant of a warehouse operator, who issues or aids in issuing a warehouse receipt knowing that the goods for which the receipt is issued have not been actually received by the warehouse operator, or are not under his or her actual control at the time of issuing the receipt, 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, § 50; G.L. 1909, ch. 270, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 315, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 468, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 6-25-51.)