When a meter is found strapped-out, the customer shall pay a One Hundred Fifty Dollar ($150.00) strap-out fee. When it is deemed necessary to disconnect service at the service pole or transformer to further prevent current diversion by the customer, the service charge shall be Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) to recover the cost of two (2) service trips to disconnect and restore service.
The customer shall he required to come in the office and pay the above listed strap-out fee in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) and/or the disconnect service at pole or transformer fee in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) prior to restoring electric service. An authorized employee will discuss with the customer the possible penalties for actions of the nature they have taken to illegally procure electric current. The customer shall be asked to give an explanation as to why they illegally devised an instrument to use unauthorized electricity.
We will estimate the amount of energy used by method of straps or other devices that was not metered and multiply by 2. Estimates shall be computed based on previous usage. All charges must be paid before the meter is reset.
When the meter has been tampered with or damaged, each incident shall be dealt with according to damages found or on its own merits.