Illinois WiFi Freeloader Fined US$250

An Illinois man was fined $250 for accessing a wireless network that was not his own. While there have been other convictions fire theft of services, this is the first citation with a fine on record. While a fine for just ‘freeloading’ on a network makes more sense than jail time, it is very hard for law enforcement to know exactly what’s going on. That guy with the laptop in the parked car might be using an 3g modem instead of WiFi and be completely legal.
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