Section 32-15-3Person hiring tampering with mileage device.
Whoever, after hiring a motor vehicle from any person or persons under an agreement to pay for the use of such motor vehicle a sum of money determinable either in whole or in part upon the distance such motor vehicle travels during the period for which hired, shall, with the intent to deceive the person or persons letting such motor vehicle or such person's or persons' lawful agent as to the actual distance such motor vehicle traveled during the period for which let, remove or attempt to remove, tamper with or attempt to tamper with, or in any other wise interfere with any odometer or other mechanical device attached to said hired motor vehicle for the purpose of registering the distance such motor vehicle travels, or who shall knowingly aid, abet, or assist another in so doing, or shall remove or attempt to remove from such motor vehicle any part thereof upon which is attached such odometer or such other mechanical device, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 12 months nor less than 30 days or shall be fined not more than $200.00 nor less than $50.00 or shall be both fined and imprisoned. Any person violating this section may be punished in the county where such motor vehicle is hired or in the county where such odometer or such other mechanical device is removed or attempted to be removed, or tampered with or attempted to be tampered with, or in any other wise interfered with, or in the county where such person knowingly aid, abet, or assist another in violating the provisions of this section, or in the county where any part of such motor vehicle upon which is attached such odometer or such other mechanical device is removed or attempted to be removed.
(Acts 1927, No. 456, p. 507; Code 1940, T. 36, §98.)