§70.3. Fraud in selling agricultural equipment
A. As used in this Section, the term "security device" means any legal act which confers an interest in property to secure the payment of an obligation and includes liens, pawns, privileges, mortgages, and chattel mortgages.
B. The crime of fraud in selling agricultural equipment is the sale of any piece of agricultural equipment which is subject to a security device without informing the purchaser of the existence of the security device that is known to the vendor at the time of the sale.
C. Each person who sells farm equipment which is subject to a security device and who does not inform the purchaser of the existence of the security device shall have an affirmative defense to any prosecution under this Section if he satisfies the obligation secured by the security device within ten days of demand for payment by the purchaser.
D. Whoever commits the crime of fraud in selling agricultural equipment shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
Acts 1984, No. 813, §1.