Computer Fraud

Class 1 misdemeanor – up to 1 year in jail and/or fine up to $2,500; OR

Class 5 felony – up to 10 years in jail and/or fine up to $2,500.

§ 18.2-152.3. Computer fraud; penalty.
Any person who uses a computer or computer network, without authority and:

  1. Obtains property or services by false pretenses;
  2. Embezzles or commits larceny; or
  3. Converts the property of another;

is guilty of the crime of computer fraud.

If the value of the property or services obtained is $500 or more, the crime of computer fraud shall be punishable as a Class 5 felony. Where the value of the property or services obtained is less than $500, the crime of computer fraud shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.