839.17 Misappropriation of moneys by commissioners to make sales.—Any commissioner or general or special magistrate, having received the purchase money or the securities resulting from any of the sales authorized by law, who shall fail to deliver such moneys and securities, or either of them, to the executor or administrator, or the person entitled to receive the same, upon the order of the court, unless she or he is rendered unable to do so by some cause not attributable to her or his own default or neglect, shall be fined in a sum equal to the amount received from the purchaser, and commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.—s. 30, ch. 1628, 1868; RS 2576; GS 3492; RGS 5372; CGL 7506; s. 1027, ch. 71-136; s. 1327, ch. 97-102; s. 100, ch. 2004-11.