9.10.070 Theft of services.
A person is guilty of theft if he:
A. Obtains services which he knows are available only for compensation by deception or threat, or by false token or other means to avoid payment for the service. “Services” includes, but is not limited to, labor, professional service, telephone or other public service; accommodation in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere; admission to exhibitions; use of vehicles or other property. Where compensation for service is ordinarily paid immediately upon the rendering of such service, as in the case of hotels and restaurants, refusal to pay on demand or absconding without payment or offer to pay gives rise to a presumption that the service was obtained by deception as to intention to pay; or
B. Having control over the disposition of services of others to which he is not entitled, he diverts such services to his own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled thereto. (Ord. 628, 1976)