pilferage


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pilferage

n. a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage. (See: theft)

See: larceny, misappropriation, theft
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The staff have been advised to disconnect the connections of those consumers, including those belonging to the Electricity Department, found involved in power pilferage besides imposing heavy penalty for the offense under prevalent law, he added.
He told that these meters have magnetic keys which could be used for stoppage of the meter functioning if the consumers used it for pilferage of water.
Drive against illegal use of electricity and direct hooks will continued, PESCO has once again warned electricity stealers to stop power pilferage in the larger interest of the nation, due to which PESCO has to face huge financial and line losses on one hand and on the other hand PESCO's whole distribution system gets over loaded and the general public faces inconvenience of frequent power break downs.
65 lakh water connections and according to estimates, around half the water that goes out of the DJB's reservoirs never reaches consumers due to wastage, theft and pilferage.
May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting the stage for ibec GLOBAL to help reduce international electricity pilferage, IBEC's GRID2020, a leading Smart Grid, real-time demand response and energy management solutions company, has acquired Kinects Solutions, Inc.
Rapiscan's systems remove the possibility of breakage and pilferage associated with manual inspection.
CEO PESCO ordered no one should be spared who is involved in power theft, as due to power pilferage PESCO's distribution system is overloaded on one hand and PESCO's line losses are increasing on the other side.
PESHAWAR -- During the campaign to curb the power pilferage, PESCO checking teams with the collaboration of Police Station Peshawar, nabbed dozens of persons using direct hooks.
The board meeting held here at PESCO office, observed that removal of direct hooks and power pilferage could address the issues of line losses and load management as well as loadshedding.
Information technology intended to enhance supply chain security applications holds promise to deliver ancillary benefits of enhanced productivity and reduce pilferage.
FAISALABAD -- Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has unearthed a massive gas pilferage at Sitiana Road.
He said the Ramzan Bhatti Commission had also made clear that the incidents of revenue pilferage could have been avoided if the shortcomings in the software introduce by PRAL were addressed timely.