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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Similarly, 146 meters were found with holes through which electricity was being pilferage.
Under Labor Code Article 96, 85 percent of the service charge is mandated to be distributed to the employees, and 15 percent can be used to offset losses, pilferage and breakage of hotel supplies and equipment, and at the discretion of management, for distribution to the supervisors and managers.
Special Assistant for Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar briefed the Prime Minister about the successes achieved so far in the campaign against gas pilferage.
The campaign launched against gas pilferage is entirely focused on domestic and small commercial consumers, while letting big fish off the hook.
The power company warned the people to stop pilferage as power theft had been causing financial losses and affecting the distribution system.
In a raid conducted in Model Town, gas pilferage in Clinic was spotted, domestic gas meter was being used for commercial burners.
A FESCO spokesman told APP on Friday that on a tip-off Superintending Engineer (SE) First Circle Khadim Hussain Lara conducted surprise raid at Sammundri road and unearthed huge power pilferage in a furnace steel mill where the accused were using remote control device for stealing electricity.
He appealed to employees of service providers at NAIA to "not shame our country in this manner," referring to the pilferage of travelers' luggage.
NGCP reiterates its reminder to the public that pilferage or stealing any part of a transmission tower, or the mere possession of stolen tower parts, is a crime punishable by law.
"There is also no truth to the claim that MIASCOR is responsible for 18 out of the 33 alleged pilferage cases during the past two years as reported by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)," says Atty.
Similarly steps are also being taken to check incidents of Theft / pilferage of coal: Radio-Frequency Identification Device (RFID) based Boom Barriers and CCTV camera at weighbridges, GPRS based vehicle tracking system with geofencing, CCTV camera at strategic locations of all mines have been installed.
Prior to the amendment, a 1962 law provided for a jail term &one to three years for acts of sabotage and pilferage. The government reported 230 cases of pilferage of pipelines during the past five years.