7-23-7Adjustment of accounts of delinquent officers--Forfeiture for delinquency.

If any person thus chargeable shall neglect or refuse to render true accounts or settle, such board shall adjust the accounts of such delinquent according to the best information it can obtain, and ascertain the balance due the county, and order suit to be brought in the name of the county therefor; and such delinquent shall not be entitled to any commission and shall forfeit and pay to the county a penalty of twenty percent on the amount of funds due the county.

Source: SL 1868-9, ch 4, § 37; SL 1874-5, ch 27, §§ 36, 37; PolC 1877, ch 21, § 52; CL 1887, § 617; RPolC 1903, § 857; RC 1919, § 5893; SDC 1939, § 12.1907.