Section 2-19-4

Appropriation of cotton from bale, etc., by factor, commission merchant, etc., having custody thereof.

Any factor, commission merchant, consignee or agent having the control of any cotton who, without the consent of the owner, appropriates to his own use any cotton taken from any bale under his control or authorizes or knowingly permits any other person to take from any such bale any part thereof and to retain the same to his own use shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ag. Code 1927, §355; Code 1940, T. 2, §145.)