Cable Theft

It is unlawful for any person to knowingly, with the intent to defraud, obtain or attempt to obtain, for himself or for another, telephone or cable television service by the use of any false information, device or scheme. Tampering with or altering a cable system or converter to receive unauthorized services is a Federal crime punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. We have the technology necessary to detect unauthorized hookups, and we conduct periodic system checks.

If the value of service, credit or benefit procured is $200 or more, the party shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. Should the value be less than $200, a Class 1 misdemeanor charge will apply. In addition, the court may order restitution for the value of the services unlawfully used and for all costs incurred by the company.

To report a cable theft incident call 540-984-5224.