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§ 7-116. Failure to deliver documents for merchandise

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Theft and Related Crimes
Subtitle 1. Crimes Involving Theft
Part II. Related Crimes
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 7-116
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 229
§ 7-116. Failure to deliver documents for merchandise
Scope of section
(a) This section applies to a person who is entrusted with money as an advance against grain or other merchandise:
(1) that is purchased and stored in an elevator; and
(2) for which a certificate or receipt has been delivered to an official of the elevator storage facility or to the party with whom the grain or other merchandise is stored for shipment and transport to the purchaser.
(b) A person may not, for the person's own benefit and in bad faith, fail to deliver to the party who entrusted the person with money under the circumstances described in subsection (a) of this section as soon as the shipment of grain or other merchandise is completed and the bill of lading is delivered to the purchaser:
(1) the draft or bill of exchange and other document required for shipment of the cargo of grain or other merchandise; and
(2) any policy of insurance on the grain or other merchandise.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 1 year and not exceeding 10 years or a fine not less than $500 and not exceeding $5,000 or both.
Statute of limitations and in banc review
(d) A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2003, c. 21, § 1, eff. April 8, 2003.
Formerly Art. 27, § 229.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 7-116, MD CRIM LAW § 7-116
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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