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Kissimmee woman accused of stealing electricity for dad’s home in Deltona
By Joe Crews
posted Jun 27, 2014 - 11:10:38am
A Kissimmee woman, accused of stealing electricity at her father’s Deltona home for nearly four years, was arrested June 24 on charges of grand theft and theft of utility services, authorities said. The charges are a felony and misdemeanor, respectively.
Iris Corredor regularly visits her 75-year-old father in Deltona and is responsible for paying his bills. Those bills included monthly statements from Duke Energy for $9.88, the minimum monthly charge for a house that hadn’t registered any electricity consumption in nearly four years, said Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson.
“On Tuesday, Duke Energy confirmed the theft when their investigators went to the Deltona home and discovered that the electric meter had been tampered with,” he said. “That’s when the Sheriff’s Office was called in.”
When confronted, Corredor denied tampering with the meter, but admitted she knew the monthly bills had been much higher prior to August 2010 and should have been more than the charges incurred since then, Davidson said.
Duke Energy estimated the theft entailed about $11,000 of electrical service. Corredor’s father, whose name was not released, said his daughter pays bills for him. He told deputies he doesn’t see the statements and has no idea how much the electric bill should be, Davidson said.
Corredor bonded out on $3,000 later on June 24, records show.
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