Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/557

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-461any part thereof, without the owner's consent, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both. § 1356. Changing or defacing marks or brands on domestic animals Whoever marks or brands, or alters or defaces the mark or brand of a horse, mare, colt, jack, mule, ox, steer, cow, calf, sheep, goat, hog, shoat or pig belonging to another with intent thereby to steal it, or to prevent identification thereof by the true owner, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more thanfiveyears. § 1357. Bringing in property stolen or received elsewhere Whoever, in a foreign country or State of the United States, steals the property of another, or receives such property, knowing it to have been stolen, and brings the property into the Canal Zone, may be tried, convicted and punished in the same manner as if the larceny or receiving had b€«n committed in the Canal Zone. § 1358. Proof upon trial for larceny of money or securities Upon a trial for larceny of money, bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable securities, the allegation of the complaint or information, as far as regards the description of the property, is sustained if the offender is proved to have stolen any money, bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable security, although the particular species of coin or other money, or the number, denomination, or kind of bank notes, certificates or shares of stock, or valuable security is not proved. Subchapter II—Embezzlement § 1381. Embezzlement defined Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted. § 1382. OflBcers or persons generally Whoever, being an officer of the United States or a department or agency thereof, or a deputy, clerk or servant of such an officer, or an officer, director, trustee, clerk, servant, attorney or agent of an association, society or corporation, public or private, or any other person, and having, by virtue of his trust, any property in his possession or under his control: (1) fraudulently appropriates the property; or (2) secretes the property with a fraudulent intent to appropriate it— to a use or purpose not in the due and lawful execution of his trust, is guilty of embezzlement, and shall be punished accordingly. § 1383. Various classes of fiduciaries Whoever, being a trustee, banker, merchant, broker, attorney, agent assignee in trust, executor, administrator, collector, or person otherwise intrusted with, or having in his control, property for the use of another person, (1) fraudulently appropriates the property; or (2) secretes the property with a fraudulent intent to appropriate it— to a use or purpose not in the due and lawful execution of his trust, is guilty of emoezzlement, and shall be punished accordingly. § 1384. Carrier or individual transporting property for hire Whoever, being a carrier or other person having under his control personal property for the purpose of transportation for hire, fraudulently appropriates it to a use or purpose inconsistent with the safe-