[269-71] Meter tampering. Any person who, without permission or authorization from a utility tampers with, damages, destroys, removes, connects, causes to connect, disconnects, or causes to be disconnected or bypassed any wire, cable, conductor, gas pipe, billing or collection equipment, or device on any meter, line, conduit, property, or facilities of a utility for the purpose of using unmetered services, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law, shall be liable to the utility for treble the amount of the value of the utility services used and the damages or loss of any equipment, property, or facilities of a utility. [L 1982, c 94, 1]


Cross References


Criminal tampering of a utility, see 708-825 and 708-826.

Theft of utility services, see 708-839.5.



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