PUBLIC FUNDS IN GENERAL
PUBLIC DEPOSITORY LAW
57-139. Offenses by treasurer — Penalty. The making of profit, directly or indirectly, by the treasurer of any depositing unit out of any money in the treasury, belonging to the depositing unit, the custody of which the treasurer is charged with, by loaning or otherwise using it, or depositing the same in any manner contrary to law, or the removal by the treasurer or by his consent, of such moneys, or a part thereof, out of the vault or safe of the treasurer’s department, after the same shall have been provided by the depositing unit, or out of any legal depository of such moneys, except for the payment of warrants, legally drawn, or for the purpose of depositing the same, under the provisions of this law, in any designated depositories, shall constitute a felony, and on conviction thereof, shall subject the treasurer to imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a term of not exceeding two (2) years, or a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or to both such fine and imprisonment, and the treasurer shall be liable upon his official bond for all profits realized from such unlawful use of such funds.
[(57-139) 1921, ch. 256, sec. 34, p. 557; I.C.A., sec. 55-138; am. 1986, ch. 74, sec. 15, p. 228.]