5-24-6Civil liability of officer for failure to account for property.

If an officer or employee disposes of personal property without complying with the requirements of this chapter, the officer or employee, in addition to the penal penalty prescribed by law, is liable for the value thereof as shown by the last preceding inventory, to be recovered in a civil suit.

Source: SL 1913, ch 293, § 9; RC 1919, § 7056; SDC 1939, § 48.0506; SL 2011, ch 2, § 89.