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When energy companies find electricity thieves, they will prosecute

In response to Ofgem's proposed new rules for suppliers to tackle electricity theft, Energy UK said:

“Electricity theft is dangerous and illegal. Contact with live electricity cables can kill and tampered meters cause fires. Electricity theft also costs honest customers money which is why energy companies take this – and gas theft – very seriously. Every year our members detect and prosecute criminals. When energy companies find electricity thieves, they will prosecute.

Ofgem’s consultation is a positive move to cut down crime, and we look forward to working closely with them, and others in the Industry, on this.”

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