WVC 34 - 1 - 9
§34-1-9. Liability for false claim; acts intended to hinder or
delay owner in reclaiming property.
If any person shall falsely or fraudulently procure a
warrant to be issued by a justice, under section one of this
chapter, for the appraisement of anything as an estray or drift
property which is not such; or shall secrete any such estray or
property, or alter or change the appearance thereof, or the marks
thereon, with intent to hinder or delay the owner thereof in
reclaiming the same, or to render the identification of such
estray or property difficult, he shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than
ten, nor more than five hundred dollars; and shall, moreover, be
liable to the owner for double the value of such estray or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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