Subdivision 1. Acts. Whoever does any of the following is guilty of computer theft and may be sentenced
as provided in subdivision 2:
(a) intentionally and without authorization or claim of right accesses or causes to
be accessed any computer, computer system, computer network or any part thereof for
the purpose of obtaining services or property; or
(b) intentionally and without claim of right, and with intent to deprive the owner
of use or possession, takes, transfers, conceals or retains possession of any computer,
computer system, or any computer software or data contained in a computer, computer
system, or computer network.
Subd. 2. Penalty. Anyone who commits computer theft may be sentenced as follows:
(a) to imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $50,000, or both, if the loss to the owner, or the owner's agent, or lessee is
in excess of $2,500; or
(b) to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $10,000, or both, if the loss to the owner, or the owner's agent, or lessee is
more than $500 but not more than $2,500; or
(c) in all other cases to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of
a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.
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