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Woman to pay monstrous bill for stealing electricity
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The price of electricity was high for a local woman who was caught stealing power.The woman, Lisa Gail King, 28, will not have to serve any jail time, but she will have to pay a high electric bill to the tune of $2,964.King entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to the charge of theft of services. She was placed on probation for six months and was ordered, as part of her probation, to pay the money for the stolen electricity.According to arrest warrants, King and Michael L. Woodlee were getting electricity to their apartment without paying for it. The owner of the complex had cut off power there but the defendants reportedly restored it without reporting the restoration nor paying for it.“They knowingly bypassed the locking mechanism and turned the power back on, stealing services they were not paying for,” swore the landlord in his warrant against the pair.While King has been held liable for her part of the stolen power, her co-defendant has had his case bound to the grand jury.