An order to arrest the defendant may be endorsed on a summons issued by the justice,
and the defendant may be arrested thereon by the sheriff or constable, at the time
of serving the summons, and brought before the justice, and there detained until duly
discharged, in the following cases:
1. In an action for the recovery of money or damages on a cause of action arising
upon contract, express or implied, when the defendant is about to depart from the
State with intent to defraud his or her creditors.
2. In an action for a fine or penalty, or for money or property embezzled or fraudulently
misapplied or converted to his or her own use by one who received it in a fiduciary
3. When the defendant has been guilty of a fraud in contracting the debts or incurring
the obligation for which the action is brought.
4. When the defendant has removed, concealed or disposed of his or her property, or
is about to do so, with intent to defraud his or her creditors.
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