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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 049 : Fraud in Commercial Transactions

Subchapter 001 : Bills of Lading

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2056)
  • § 2056. Inducing carrier to issue bill of lading when goods have not been received

    A person who, with intent to defraud, secures the issue by a carrier of a bill of lading, knowing that at the time of issue, any or all of the goods described in the bill of lading as received for transportation have not been received by the carrier or an agent of the carrier or a connecting carrier or are not under the carrier’s control, by inducing an officer, agent, or servant of the carrier falsely to believe that the goods have been received by the carrier or are under its control, shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both. (Added 1966, No. 29 (Sp. Sess.), § 11.)