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(a) No person with intent to injure or defraud shall procure, make or cause to be made, any pipe, tube, wire or other conductor of gas, water or electric energy, and connect the same, or cause it to be connected, with any main, service pipe or other pipe for conducting or supplying gas, or water or any wires or other conductor of electric energy, in such manner as to supply gas, water or electric energy to any lamp, motor, burner, orifice or any other device, by or at which gas, water or electric energy is consumed, around or without passing through the meter provided for measuring and registering the quantity of gas, water or electric energy consumed, or in any other manner so as to evade payment therefor, and no person, with like intent, shall injure or alter any gas, water or electric meter, or obstruct its action.
(b) No person with intent to injure or defraud shall connect, or cause to be connected, any pipe, tube, wire, electrical conductor or other instrument with any main, service pipe or other pipe or conduit or flume for conducting water, or with any main, service pipe or other pipe or conduit for conducting gas, or with any main, service wire or other electric conductor used for the purpose of conducting electric energy for light, heat or motive services, for the purpose of taking therefrom water, gas or electric energy, without the knowledge of the owner thereof and with intent to evade payment therefor. (WVaC 61-3-45)
(c) No person shall make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of a CATV system within the Municipality for the purpose of enabling anyone to receive any television signal, radio signal, picture, sound or other transmission, without payment for the service.
(d) No person, without the consent of the owner, shall willfully tamper with, remove or injure any cables, wires or equipment used for distribution of television signals, radio signals, pictures, sound or other transmission.