SKELEC has appealed to the public in helping to find unauthorized electric connections and has noticed an increase in illegal connections in 2017. Stealing electricity is a crime and punishable by a $5,000 fine and jail time.
We spoke to some SKELEC customers and asked what they thought.
A customer in Conaree said, “Yeah current tiefin goin on for sure. Someone tief me current all de time. Sometimes just for a few seconds, other times for hours at a time. I tell SKELEC long time now but dey no catch de tief.”
Another customer from Monkey Hill told us, “They crafty. These tiefs take 40 volts from me all the time and leave me with just 80! How aye supposed to live on just 80? I want my 120!”