HCS/HB 2127 - This act creates the offense of tampering with a teller machine if he or she knowingly and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization modifies or damages a teller machine or otherwise renders a teller machine inoperable. Such offense shall be a Class D felony, unless the offense is committed for the purpose of defrauding or obtaining property over $1,000 or obtaining the personal financial credentials of another person, in which case it is a Class C felony. It shall also be a Class C felony if the damage to the teller machine is over $1,000.
This act also adds that the offense of property damage in the first degree is a Class D felony if the person knowingly damages a teller machine and adds that the offense of stealing is a Class C felony if the property is a teller machine or the contents of a teller machine, as defined in the act, regardless of the value of the amount taken.
MARY GRACE PRINGLE