The Vermont Statutes Online
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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.)