455. Any school commissioner, trustee, secretary-treasurer or other person making any false certificate or return by means of which he fraudulently obtains or seeks fraudulently to obtain money provided for the purposes of education under any of the provisions of this act, shall restore the money so obtained, and shall also be liable to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $40.
If such fine be not paid within ten days after judgment, it shall be levied, with costs, by seizure and sale of the goods and chattels of the defendant.
In default of sufficient goods and chattels, the defendant may be committed to the house of detention and detained therein one day for each $0.60 of the amount of the fine and costs, or of the balance due.
R. S. 1964, c. 235, s. 502; 1969, c. 21, s. 35.