(A) As used in this section, "false statement" includes any untrue statement or rumor, produced in any manner, that does any of the following:
(1) Is directly or by inference derogatory to the financial condition of a savings bank;
(2) Affects the solvency or financial standing of a savings bank;
(3) Is calculated to injure the reputation or business of a savings bank.
(B) No person shall knowingly make, circulate, send, cause, aid, procure, or permit to be made, circulated, or sent any false statement about a savings bank.
(C) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Effective Date: 10-23-1991 .