2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 6 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 3 - Offenses Against Property
Article 6 - Fraud
Section 6-3-607 - Defrauding Creditors; Penalties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 6-3-607 (2019)

6-3-607. Defrauding creditors; penalties.

(a) A mortgagor of property or a debtor who has given a security interest in property is guilty of defrauding creditors if he:

(i) Transfers or conceals the property in derogation of the mortgagee's or secured party's interest with intent to deprive the mortgagee or secured party of his interest;

(ii) Removes the property from the jurisdiction of the district court of the county where the mortgage or security interest was given with intent to deprive the mortgagee or secured party of his interest and without obtaining the written consent of the mortgagee or secured party prior to the removal; or

(iii) Changes, alters, removes, substitutes, mutilates, covers up or defaces any brand, mark, number, name, letter, character, color or other characteristic used to identify the property with intent to deprive the mortgagee or secured party of his interest.

(b) Defrauding creditors is:

(i) A felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or both, if the mortgagee's or secured party's interest is of a value of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more; or

(ii) Repealed by Laws 1984, ch. 44, § 3.

(iii) A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both, if the mortgagee's or secured party's interest is of a value of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

(c) The amount of the mortgagee's or secured party's interest involved in a violation of this section pursuant to a common scheme or the same transaction, whether from the same or a different mortgagee or secured party, may be aggregated in determining the value of the interest.

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