Section 34-13-7

Embezzlement, abstracting, or willfully misapplying moneys collected; bribery.

Any person who embezzles, abstracts, or willfully misapplies any of the moneys, funds, security, or credit of the board or who misuses any of the funds or fees so collected, by virtue of this chapter, and any person who, with like intent, aids or abets any person in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) and imprisonment in the penitentiary for a period of not less than one year and not more than five years, and the principal offenders and those aiding and abetting same may be charged in the same count, and separate offenses may be charged, in separate counts, in the same indictment and tried together. Any person found guilty of offering or of accepting a bribe whereupon any person is illegally licensed to practice embalming, to practice funeral directing, or to operate a funeral establishment in this state shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and may be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a period of one to three years, and the principal offenders and those aiding and abetting same may be charged in the same count and separate offenses may be charged in separate counts in the same indictment and tried together.

(Acts 1975, No. 214, p. 705, §48; Act 2011-623, p. 1439, §1.)