TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-35
Public Utilities

SECTION 11-35-16


§ 11-35-16 Wrongfully obtaining telecommunication service.

(a) Any person who, with intent to injure or defraud any person, persons, association, or corporation furnishing telecommunications service of the whole or any part of the lawful charge for any service, obtains, attempts to obtain, or aids or abets another in obtaining any telecommunications service by any false representation, false statement, or stratagem, by the unauthorized charging to the account of another, by installing or tampering with any facilities or equipment or by any other means, commits a criminal offense and shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(a), if the value of or the charges for the service obtained in violation of this section does not exceed one hundred dollars ($100) in any six (6) month period, or be subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(b), if the value of or the charges for the service exceed one hundred dollars ($100) in any six (6) month period; provided, that this section shall not apply to conduct constituting a violation of the provisions of § 11-18-21.

(b) As used in this section, "telecommunication service" includes the transmission of any video, audio, or other signal by a community antenna television system licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 19 of title 39.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 157, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 198, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 316, § 1.)