Arrested for stealing power
Operativos contra el robo de energía dejan cinco detenidos
Uno de los arrestados se ofrecía a alterar medidores, cobrando entre $ 350 y 700 por el trabajo. Los 4 restantes son los dueños de las viviendas donde se contrató el ilegal servicio
In Santa Fe Province, Argentina, the provincial electric power company is trying to fight power theft. Four months ago, a classified ad was found in a paper, offering a way to save power "legally" through the use of a certain device. The company took the matter to justice. The cellphone found in the ad was tracked: it was a man who charged between to 350 and 700 Argentine pesos (approx. between 110 and 225 U.S. dollars) to "fix" the power meter. The man was and arrested along with four other people who had employed him. The police set a trap for him by having one of their own personnel call the man and pay for the service, which he performed while being unsuspectedly filmed by a hidden camera.