§8-13-16. Remedies for failure to collect, account for or pay over
If the treasurer, or other individual designated, shall fail
to collect, account for or pay over all or any of the moneys with
which he may be chargeable, belonging to the municipality,
according to the conditions of his bond and the orders of the
governing body, it shall be lawful for the governing body to
recover the same, in the name of the municipality, by civil action
in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality or the
major portion of the territory thereof is located, or, where the
sum does not exceed three hundred dollars, by suit before a justice
of the district in which the municipality or the major portion of
the territory thereof is located, against the treasurer, or other
designated individual, or his sureties, or any or either of them,
or his or their executors or administrators.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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