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Dade City man accused of stealing electricity for six years

Times staff

DADE CITY — For six years, authorities say a 48-year-old property manager had electricity at his home without paying a power bill.

After officers arrested Louis Steiner Thursday at his home at 38112 River Road, he told them he has never had the money for electricity, according to an arrest report from the Dade City Police Department.

TECO Energy estimated his six-year bill at $7,997.

The report said Steiner told police a man turned on his power after he moved in, and said the meter's reading hasn't changed since.

He was charged with grand theft of services and taken to Land O' Lakes jail, where he was released after posting $5,000 bail.

Dade City man accused of stealing electricity for six years 07/07/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 2:39pm]

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