Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. The boy was screaming with 7 hours left to fly. Then she held out her hand


    She's a shy Jewish woman from Charlotte. He's a little boy, apparently African and Muslim, who was screaming aboard a transatlantic flight.

    Bentzion Groner posted photos on Facebook of his wife, Rochel Groner, comforting a wailing boy on their transatlantic flight. [Bentzion Groner Facebook]
  2. Detectives investigating after body found in vacant Tampa lot


    TAMPA — Detectives are investigating after a man was found dead Tuesday in a vacant lot in north Tampa.

  3. Rays can't wave white flag



    Buck Showalter and his Baltimore Bladders were back at it against the Rays on Tuesday night at the Trop, where, the whole world knows by now, there is no bathroom in the visitors bullpen. Showalter, who mentioned it after the Orioles won Monday, agreed with us before the game: They ought to have a …

  4. Trump: Transgender people won't be allowed to serve in U.S. military


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

    President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. [Associated Press]
  5. 'Wonder Woman 2' gets a release date


    The sequel to Warner Bros. massive superhero hit Wonder Woman has a release date.

    'Wonder Woman' starring Gal Gadot was a box office smash hit.