19-821. Demanding or receiving illegal fees; penalties. No sheriff shall, directly or indirectly, ask, demand or receive, for any service to be by him performed in the discharge of any of his official duties, any greater fees than are allowed by law, on pain of forfeiting treble damages to the party aggrieved, and in being fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two thousand dollars.
History: G.S. 1868, ch. 25, § 115; Oct. 31; R.S. 1923, 19-821.
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