Bill outlines penalties for near field communication, telecom device thefts

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 03/28/2013

A new Senate bill that has landed in the Ohio General Assembly would generally increase the penalties for theft of a computer or telecommunications device.

Senate Bill 63, sponsored by Sen. Jim Hughes, would prohibit the use of the computer or telecommunications device to intercept any information relating to the transfer or possible transfer of funds. The measure also would ban the use of intercepted information.

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