Section 12-13-18

Failure of clerk, etc., to deliver books, papers, money, etc., to successor of probate judge.

Any clerk or person in the office of the probate judge who obtains possession of the books, papers, money or property belonging or appertaining to such office pending a vacancy therein and who fails or refuses on demand to deliver such books, papers, money or property to the lawfully qualified successor of the probate judge must, on conviction, be fined not less than $200.00.

(Code 1896, §5159; Code 1907, §7460; Code 1923, §5052; Code 1940, T. 13, §303.)