Power Hungry, Gainesville Man Accused of Stealing Electricity
They're willing to risk their lives in an effort to steal electricity. For one northeast Gainesville man, police officers said he wasn't just saving a buck but he was saving hundreds and helping others cheat Gainesville Regional Utilities for years. GRU spokesperson Kim Jamerson said the company investigates on average 30 to 50 cases a year and that they've actually seen an uptick in the past couple of years.
"They're effectively stealing from other GRU customers because what they're doing is that they are getting services, not paying for them, and asking other people to pick up the bill for them," said Jamerson.
To see more on this report including why police said the man tampered with one meter for love, watch the video on the right side of this page.
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