All officers and employees of a building and loan association, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, shall be covered by an individual, schedule, or blanket fidelity bond in favor of the building and loan association in an amount required by, and with terms and surety approved by, the board of directors of the association. In case an individual bond is used, the officer or employee may have as surety thereon two or more responsible freeholders approved by the superintendent of building and loan associations or a surety company qualified to transact business in this state.
The superintendent or the board may require an increase in the amount of any such bond. Each such bond shall be for the protection of the association against losses resulting from the commission by its bonded officers or employees of any of the acts prohibited by sections 1151.16, 2913.02, 2913.31, and 2913.42 of the Revised Code, or of any other dishonest act. The directors as such shall not be required to give bond.
Directors of the association to which bond is given shall not be eligible as bondsmen on such bond, but shall be individually liable for any loss to members of the association caused by the neglect of such directors to carry out the duties imposed upon them by law or by the constitution and bylaws of such association.
Effective Date: 07-01-1996 .