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with intent to defraud or injure any other person, shall be imprisoned for not more than fifteen years.

Sec. 822. Whoever shall maliciously burn or set fire to any fences, woods, stacks of hay, grain, or straw, or growing crops, the property, in whole or in part, of another, shall be imprisoned for not more than thirty days or be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both.

Sec. 823. HOUSEBREAKING.–Whoever shall, either in the night or in the daytime, break and enter, or enter without breaking, any dwelling, bank, store, warehouse, shop, stable, or other building, or any apartment or room, whether at the time occupied or not, or any steamboat, canal boat, vessel, or other water craft, or railroad car, or any yard where any lumber, coal, or other goods or chattels are deposited and kept for the purpose of trade, with intent to break and carry away any part thereof or any fixture or other thing attached to or connected with the same, or to commit any criminal offense, shall be imprisoned for not more than fifteen years.

Sec. 824. UNLAWFUL ENTRY ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. -Any person who, without lawful authority, shall enter, or attempt to enter, a private dwelling against the will of the lawful occupant thereof, or being therein without lawful authority to remain therein, shall refuse to quit the same on the demand of the lawful occupant thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by å tine not exceeding fifty dollars or imprisonment in the jail for not more than six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 825. DEPREDATION ON FIXTURES IN HOUSES. -Whoever shall willfully and without color of right enter into any occupied or unoccupied dwelling house or other building, property of another, and shall cut, break, or tear from its place any gas pipe, water pipe, doorbell, or other fixture therein; or whoever shall in such dwelling house or other building willfully and without color of right cut, break, or tear down any wall or part of a wall, or door, with intent to cut, break, or tear from its place any pipe or fixture therein, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Sec. 826. GRAND LARCENY.—Whoever shall feloniously take and carry away anything of value of the amount or value of thirty-tive dollars or upward, including things savoring of the realty, shall suffer imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

Sec. 826a. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY.—Whoever shall knowingly connect or disconnect any electrical conductor belonging to any company using or engaged in the manufacture and supply of electric current for purposes of light, heat, and power, or either of them, or makes any connection with any such electrical conductor for the purpose of using or wasting the electric current, or who in any wise tampers with any meter used to register current consumed, or who interferes with the operating of any dynamo or other electrical appliance of such company, or tampers with or interferes with the poles, wires, conduits, or other apparatus used by such companies, unless such person or persons shall be duly authorized by or be in the employ of such company, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both.—Act of June 30, 1902.

Sec. 827. PETIT LARCENY.-Whoever shall feloniously take and carry away any property of value of thirty-five dollars or less, including things savoring of the realty, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. And in all convictions for larceny, either grand or petit, the trial justice may, in his sound discretion, order restitution to be made of the value of the money or property shown to have been stolen by the defendant and made way with or otherwise disposed of and not recovered. -- Act of June 30, 1902.

[Sec. 827. PETIT LARCENY.--Whoever shall feloniously take and carry away anything of value of the amount or value of less than thirty-five dollars, including things savoring of the realty, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.]

Sec. 828. DESTROYING STOLEN PROPERTY.- Whoever shall maliciously destroy anything of value of the amount or value of thirty-five dollars or upward which shall have been stolen, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall suffer imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than three years.

Sec. 829. RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS.- Any person who shall receive or buy anything of value which shall have been stolen or obtained by robbery, knowing the same to be so stolen or so obtained by robbery, with intent to defraud the owner thereof, if the thing or things received or bought shall be of the value of thirty-five dollars or upward, shall suffer imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years; or if the value of the thing or things so received or bought be less than thirty-five dollars, shall suffer imprisonment for not more than two years.

Sec. 830. STEALING, DESTROYING, MUTILATING, SECRETING, OR WITHHOLDING WILL. -Whoever, during the life of a testator or after his death, shall, for a fraudulent purpose, take and carry away a will, codicil, or other testamentary instrument, or destroy, mutilate, or secrete the same, whether it relates to personal or real property, shall suffer imprisonment for not more than five years.

If any person in whose possession or custody a will or codicil shall be after the death of a testator or testatrix shall willfully neglect to deliver the same to the supreme court of the District of Columbia, holding a special term as a probate court, or to the register of wills, or to some executor named in the will, for the space of three calendar months after the death of testator or testatrix shall be known to him, the person thus offending shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. - Act of June 30, 1902.

[Sec. 830. STEALING WILL.—Whoever, during the life of a testator or after his death, sball, for a fraudulent purpose, take ani carry away a will, codicil, or other testamentary instrument, or destroy, mutilate, or secrete the same, whether it relates to personal or real property, shall suffer imprisonment for not more than five years.]

Sec. 831. STEALING PROPERTY OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.-Whoever shall embezzle, steal, or purloin any money, property, or writing, the property of the District of Columbia, shall suffer imprisonment for not exceeding five years, or be tined not more than five thousand dollars, or both. Sec. 832. RECEIVING PROPERTY STOLEN

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.-- Whoever shall receive, conceal, or aid in concealing, or have in possession, with intent to convert to his own use, any money,

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property, or writing, the property of the District of Columbia, knowing the same to have been embezzled, stolen, or purloined from the District of Columbia by any other person, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

Sec. 833. EMBEZZLEMENT.-Whoever, being charged with the collection, receipt, safe-keeping, transfer, or disbursement of public money or other property or effects belonging or payable to the District of Columbia or in the custody of the same, fraudulently converts to his own use, or to the use of any other person, body corporate, or association whatever, or uses, by way of investment, in any kind of security, stock, loan, property, or in any other manner or form loans, with or without interest, to any company, corporation, association, or individual, excepting by depositing in bank to said party's own credit, in the usual course of business, any public money, funds, property, bonds, securities, assets, or effects received, controlled, or held by him .for safe-keeping or for any other purpose, shall forfeit all right, by way of commissions or compensation, to any part of the said money or other property and shall he deemed guilty of embezzlement of the whole of the money or other property thus converted, used, invested, loaned, deposited, or paid out, and shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years and fined in a sum not exceeding double the value of the money or property embezzled.

Sec. 834. EMBEZZLEMENT BY AGENT, ATTORNEY, CLERK, OR SERVANT. - If any agent, attorney, clerk, or servant of a private person or copartnership, or any officer, attorney, agent, clerk, or servant of any association or incorporated company, shall wrongfully convert to his own use, or fraudulently take, make way with, or secrete, with intent to convert to his own use, anything of value which shall come into his possession or under his care by virtue of his employment or office, whether the thing so converted be the property of his master or employer or that of any other person, copartnership, association, or corporation, he shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.

Sec. 835. EMBEZZLEMENT OF NOTE NOT DELIVERED.—Every embezzlement of any evidence of debt negotiable by delivery only, actually executed by the master or employer of any such clerk, attorney, agent, officer, or servant, but not delivered or issued as a valid instrument, shall be deemed an offense within the meaning of the last preceding section.

Sec. 836. RECEIVING WITH KNOWLEDGE.-Every person who shall buy or in any way receive anything of value, knowing the same to have been embezzled, taken, or secreted contrary to the provisions of any of the three next preceding sections, shall be punished in the same manner and to the same extent as prescribed in said sections, respectively.

Sec. 837. CARRIERS AND INNKEEPERS. - Any person intrusted with anything of value, to be carried for hire, or being an innkeeper and intrusted by his guest with anything of value for safe-keeping, who fraudulently converts the same to his own use, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement and punished as provided in section eight hundred and thirty-four.

Sec. 838. WAREHOUSEMAN, AND SO FORTH.-Any warehouseman, factor, storage, forwarding, or commission merchant, or his clerk, agent, or employee, who, with intent to defraud the owner thereof, sells, disposes of, or applies or converts to his own use any property intrusted or consigned to him, or the proceeds or profits of any sale of such property, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, and shall suffer imprisonment for not more than ten years.

Sec. 839. MORTGAGOR IN POSSESSION.-Any mortgagor of personal property in possession of the same, who, with intent to defraud the owner of the claim secured by the mortgage, removes any of the mortgaged property out of the District, or secretes or sells the same, or converts the same to his own use, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

Sec. 840. TAKING AWAY OR CONCEALING WRITINGS. Whoever, with intent to defraud or injure another person, shall take away or conceal any writing whereby the estate or right of such other person shall or may be defeated, injured, or altered shall suffer imprisonment for not more than seven years.

Sec. 841. EXECUTORS AND OTHER FIDUCIARIES.—Any executor, administrator, guardian, trustee, receiver, collector, or other officer into whose possession money, securities, or other property of the property or estate of any other person may come by virtue of his office or employment, who shall fraudulently convert or appropriate the same to his own use, shall forfeit all right or claim to any commissions, costs, and charges thereon, and shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement of the entire amount or value of the money or other property so coming into his possession and converted or appropriated to his own use, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten years, or both.

Sec. 842. FALSE PRETENSES. Whoever, by any false pretense, with intent to defraud, obtains from any person anything of value, or procures the execution and delivery of any instrument of writing or conveyance of real or personal property, or the signature of any person, as maker, indorser, or guarantor, to or upon any bond, bill, receipt, promissory note, draft, or check, or any other evidence of indebtedness, and whoever fraudulently sells, barters, or disposes of any bond, bill, receipt, promissory note, draft, or check, or other evidence of indebtedness, for value, knowing the same to be worthless, or knowing the signature of the maker, indorser, or guarantor thereof to have been obtained by any false pretenses, shall, if the value of the property or the sum or value of the money or property mentioned or described in the instrument so obtained, procured, sold, bartered, or disposed of is thirty-five dollars or upward, be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than three years; or, if less than that sum, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than [six months] one year, or both. Any person who obtains any lodging, food, or accommodation at an inn, boarding house, or lodging house, without paying therefor, with intent to defraud the proprietor or manager thereof, or who obtains credit at such an inn, boarding house, or lodging house by the use of any false pretense, or who, after obtaining credit or accommodation at such an inn, boarding house, or lodging house, absconds or surreptiously removes his baggage therefrom

without paying for his food, accommodation, or lodging, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in the police court of the District of Columbia be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both, in the discretion of said court.

Sec. 843. FORGERY.-Whoever, with intent to defraud or injure another, falsely makes or alters any writing of a public or private nature, which might operate to the prejudice of another, or passes, utters, or publishes, or attempts to pass, utter, or publish as true and genuine, any paper so falsely made or altered, knowing the same to be false or forged, with the intent to defraud or prejudice the right of another, shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than

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Sec. 844. DESTROYING OR DEFACING

-Whoever maliciously or with intent to injure or defraud any other person defaces, mutilates, destroys, abstracts, or conceals the whole or any part of any record authorized by law to be made, or pertaining to any court or public office in the District, or any paper duly filed in such court or office, shall be fined not more than three hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Sec. 845. FALSE CERTIFICATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT.--Any officer authorized to take the proof or acknowledgment of an instrument which, by law, may be recorded, who willfully certifies falsely that the instrument was acknowledged by any party thereto, or who willfully certifies falsely as to any other material matter in such acknowledgment, shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than ten years.

Sec. 845a. Whoever having no title or color of title to the land affected shall maliciously cause to be recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia any deed, contract, or other instrument purporting to convey or to relate to any land in said District with intent to extort money or anything of value from any person owning such land, or having any interest therein, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.-- Act of June 30, 1902.

Sec. 846. MALICIOUS INJURY.-Whoever maliciously places an obstruction on or near the track of any steam or street railway, or displaces or injures anything appertaining to such track, with intent to endanger the passage of any locomotive or car, shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years.

Sec. 847. Whoever maliciously cuts down or destroys, by girdling or otherwise, any standing or growing vine, bush, shrub, sapling, or tree on the land of another, or severs from the land of another any product standing or growing thereon, or any other thing attached thereto, shall, if the value of the thing destroyed or the amount of damage done to any such thing or to the land is thirty-five dollars or more, be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than three years, or, if such value or amount is less than that sum, shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Sec. 848. Whoever maliciously injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, by tire or otherwise, any movable property not his

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