THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.217b Representation as public utility employee; felony; “public utility” defined.
(1) An individual who is not employed by a public utility shall not inform another individual or represent to another individual by uniform, identification, or any other means that he or she is employed by that public utility with intent to do 1 or more of the following:
(a) Gain or attempt to gain entry to a residence, building, structure, facility, or other property.
(b) Remain or attempt to remain in or upon a residence, building, structure, facility, or other property.
(c) Commit or attempt to commit a crime.
(2) An individual who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(3) As used in this section, “public utility” means a utility that provides steam, gas, heat, electricity, water, cable television, telecommunications services, or pipeline services, whether privately, municipally, or cooperatively owned.
History: Add. 1997, Act 159, Eff. Jan. 1, 1998
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