2007 Florida Statutes
Prohibited acts and practices.
560.111 Prohibited acts and practices.--
(1) It is unlawful for any money transmitter or money transmitter-affiliated party to:
(a) Receive or possess itself of any property otherwise than in payment of a just demand, and, with intent to deceive or defraud, to omit to make or cause to be made a full and true entry thereof in its books and accounts, or to concur in omitting to make any material entry thereof;
(b) Embezzle, abstract, or misapply any money, property, or thing of value of the money transmitter or authorized vendor with intent to deceive or defraud such money transmitter or authorized vendor;
(c) Make any false entry in any book, report, or statement of such money transmitter or authorized vendor with intent to deceive or defraud such money transmitter, authorized vendor, or another person, or with intent to deceive the office, any other state or federal regulatory agency, or any authorized representative appointed to examine or investigate the affairs of such money transmitter or authorized vendor;
(d) Engage in an act that violates 18 U.S.C. s. 1956, 31 U.S.C. s. 5324, or any other law, rule, or regulation of another state or of the United States relating to the business of money transmission or usury which may cause the denial or revocation of a money transmitter license or registration in such jurisdiction;
(e) Deliver or disclose to the office or any of its employees any examination report, report of condition, report of income and dividends, audit, account, statement, or document known by it to be fraudulent or false as to any material matter; or
(f) Place among the assets of such money transmitter or authorized vendor any note, obligation, or security that the money transmitter or authorized vendor does not own or that to the person's knowledge is fraudulent or otherwise worthless, or for any such person to represent to the office that any note, obligation, or security carried as an asset of such money transmitter or authorized vendor is the property of the money transmitter or authorized vendor and is genuine if it is known to such person that such representation is false or that such note, obligation, or security is fraudulent or otherwise worthless.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly execute, or attempt to execute, a scheme or artifice to defraud a money transmitter or authorized vendor, or to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a money transmitter or authorized vendor, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.
(4) Any person who willfully violates any provision of s. 560.403, s. 560.404, s. 560.405, or s. 560.407 commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084
History.--s. 1, ch. 94-238; s. 1, ch. 94-354; s. 2, ch. 97-59; s. 4, ch. 2000-360; s. 2, ch. 2001-119; s. 694, ch. 2003-261.