§61-3-31. Damage to or destruction of property by bailee for hire
or loan; penalty; damages recoverable in civil
If any bailee for hire or loan of any property shall wilfully,
or with gross negligence, damage or destroy the property of any
person, while the same is in the custody or possession of such
bailee, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or be
imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding thirty days,
in the discretion of the court, and shall be liable to the owner or
owners of such property for the value thereof, or the injury done
to the same, in a civil action.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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