Email WV Code

Email: Chapter 7, Article 6, Section 9

§7-6-9. Liability of sheriff for violation of depository law.

If any sheriff shall willfully fail, refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements and provisions of this article, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not exceeding $500, or confined in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both, and shall forfeit his office. When the sheriff shall have fully complied with all the provisions of this article, he shall not be held personally liable on account of any loss that the county or any district may sustain by reason of the default or failure of any such depository that has given bond approved by the county court.