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    Subdivision 1. Elements of crime; exception. If:
(1) a warehouse operator, or an officer, agent, or employee of a warehouse operator, delivers
goods out of the possession of the warehouse operator;
(2) the deliverer knows that a negotiable receipt is outstanding and uncanceled and that if the
receipt were negotiated it would transfer the right to possess the goods; and
(3) the deliverer does not get possession of the receipt at or before the delivery;
then the deliverer is guilty of a crime, unless the delivery is permitted by law.
    Subd. 2. Penalty. Whoever commits the crime described in subdivision 1 may be sentenced
for each offense to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more
than $3,000, or both.
History: (5163) 1913 c 161 s 54; 1965 c 812 s 4; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1986 c 444; 1988
c 469 art 3 s 1