Section 27-34-53False statements.
Any person who willfully makes a false statement of any material fact or thing in a sworn statement as to the death or disability of a certificate holder in any fraternal benefit society, for the purpose of procuring payment of a benefit named in the certificate of such holder, and any person who willfully makes any false statement in any verified report or declaration under oath required or authorized by law as to fraternal benefit societies shall be guilty of perjury and shall be proceeded against and punished as provided by the statutes of this state in relation to the crime of perjury.
(Acts 1911, No. 476, p. 700; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §725.)