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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 087 : COMPUTER CRIMES

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 4103)
  • § 4103. Access to computer for fraudulent purposes

    (a) A person shall not intentionally and without lawful authority access or cause to be accessed any computer, computer system, or computer network for any of the following purposes:

    (1) executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;

    (2) obtaining money, property, or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; or

    (3) in connection with any scheme or artifice to defraud, damaging, destroying, altering, deleting, copying, retrieving, interfering with or denial of access to, or removing any program or data contained therein.

    (b) Penalties. A person convicted of the crime of access to computer for fraudulent purposes shall be:

    (1) if the value of the matter involved does not exceed $500.00, imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $500.00, or both;

    (2) if the value of the matter involved does not exceed $500.00, for a second or subsequent offense, imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both; or

    (3) if the value of the matter involved exceeds $500.00, imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both. (Added 1999, No. 35, § 1.)