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Section 75A. Whoever operates or causes to be operated, or attempts to operate or to cause to be operated, any automatic vending machine, slot machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other receptacle designed to receive lawful coin of the United States or tokens provided by the person entitled to the coin-contents or token-contents of such receptacle in connection with the sale, use or enjoyment of property, transportation or other service, by means of a slug or any false, counterfeited, mutilated or sweated coin or token or by any means, method, trick or device whatsoever not lawfully authorized by the owner, lessee or licensee of such machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or receptacle; or whoever takes, obtains or receives from or in connection with any automatic vending machine, slot machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other receptacle designed to receive lawful coin of the United States or tokens provided by the person entitled to the coin-contents or token-contents of such receptacle in connection with the sale, use of or enjoyment of property or service, any goods, wares, merchandise, transportation, gas, electric current, article of value, or the use or enjoyment of any transportation or any telephone or telegraph facilities or service, or of any musical instrument, phonograph or other property, without depositing in and surrendering to such machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or other receptacle lawful coin or a token or tokens to the amount or value required therefor by the owner, lessee or licensee of such machine, turnstile, coin-box telephone or receptacle, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than thirty days, or both. The word “person” as used in this section shall include any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the commonwealth.

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