831.23 Impeding Circulation

Whoever maliciously gathers up or retains or maliciously does any gathering up or retaining any bills or notes of any bank or banking company current by law or usage in this state for the purpose of endangering or impeding the circulation or business of such bank or banking company, or to compel it to do any act whatever out of its usual course of business, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In the prosecution of any such offense it will not be necessary to set out and describe each bill, but it shall be sufficient to aver and prove any amount of the bills of any bank which has been gathered up or retained.

History.--s. 21, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2726; GS 3718; RGS 5701; CGL 7915; s. 973, ch. 71-136.