An officer, agent, or employee of a carrier, who with intent to defraud issues or helps to issue a negotiable bill for goods, knowing that another negotiable bill for some or all of the goods is outstanding and uncanceled, is guilty of a crime.
Issuing bills in a set over issue of documents for fungible goods and issuing substitutes for lost, stolen, or destroyed documents are not violations of subdivision 1.
Whoever commits the crime described in subdivision 1 may be sentenced for each offense to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
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