WAUKESHA - Gov.
Scott Walker has signed a bill coauthored by state Rep. Joel
Kleefisch, R-Town of Oconomowoc, that will send a strong message
to those in Wisconsin stealing cable TV services: It’s illegal.
191 makes the theft of cable a crime.
inception of cable, those who steal it increase the price for
those of us who pay it,” Kleefisch said. “This is a small way to
ensure there will be consequences for those who steal cable.”
officials at major cable companies have explained they have
equipment for aiming at a cable junction, where a group of cable
cable lines meet, to find where there is service being stolen.
“This is a way
to stay ahead of criminals who are using technology to steal
from those of us who are paying, as simple as that,” he said.
Under the law,
those found stealing cable would be guilty of a misdemeanor. If
convicted, people could face paying actual damages, costs and
disbursements and possibly attorney fees.
information, contact Kleefisch’s office in Madison at
608-266-8551 or email him at Rep.Kleefisch@legis.wisconsin.gov.