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240 ILCS 40/15-45
(240 ILCS 40/15-45)
(a) A person who causes a warehouse receipt for grain to be issued knowing
that the grain for which that warehouse receipt is issued is not under the
licensee's control at the time of issuing that warehouse receipt, or who causes
a licensee to issue a warehouse receipt for grain knowing that the warehouse
receipt contains any false representation, is guilty of a Class 2
(b) A person who, knowingly and without lawful authority, disposes of grain
represented by outstanding warehouse receipts or covered by unreceipted storage
obligations is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(c) A person who, knowingly and without lawful authority:
(1) withholds records from the Department;
(2) keeps, creates, or files with the Department
false, misleading, or inaccurate records;
(3) alters records without permission of the
(4) presents to the Department any materially false
is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(d) A licensee who, after suspension or revocation of its license, knowingly
and without legal authority refuses to surrender to the Department all books,
accounts, and records relating to the licensee that are in its possession or
control is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(e) A licensee who knowingly impedes, obstructs, hinders, or otherwise
prevents or attempts to prevent the Director from performing his or her duties
under this Code, or who knowingly refuses to permit inspection of its premises,
books, accounts, or records by the Department, is guilty of a Class A
(f) A person who, knowingly and without a license, engages in the business
of a grain dealer or a warehouseman for which a license is required under the
Code is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(g) A person who, intentionally, knowingly and without lawful authority:
(1) fails to maintain sufficient assets as required
by subsection (b) of Section 10-15; or
(2) issues a collateral warehouse receipt covering
grain purchased by a price later contract to the extent the purchase price has not been paid by the grain dealer;
is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(h) In case of a continuing violation, each day a violation occurs
constitutes a separate and distinct offense.
(Source: P.A. 93-225, eff. 7-21-03.)