2019 Code of Alabama
Title 43 - Wills and Decedents' Estates.
Chapter 6 - Escheats.
Section 43-6-8 - Action by state to recover personal property distributed without authority.
The state may enforce its right to any personal property to which it is entitled under the provisions of this chapter by action against any person into whose possession the same may come; and, if any personal representative pays any money or delivers any property to which the state is, under the provisions of this chapter, entitled, to any person not authorized to receive the same, such personal representative and his sureties are liable to the state for the amount of such money or value of such property and interest thereon from the time of such payment or delivery.(Code 1852, §2072; Code 1867, §2464; Code 1876, §2858; Code 1886, §1943; Code 1896, §1759; Code 1907, §3925; Code 1923, §7621; Code 1940, T. 16, §32.)