(720 ILCS 5/17-21)
Obstructing service meters.
A person commits obstructing service meters when he or she knowingly, and,
with the intent to defraud, tampers with, alters, obstructs or prevents the
action of a meter, register, or other counting device that is a part of a
mechanical or electrical machine,
equipment, or device that measures service, without the
consent of the owner of the machine, equipment, or device. A violation of this Section
is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11