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Texas Woman Hit With $1.3 Million-Plus Electric Bill

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- 2158 days ago -
We all dread opening an electric bill, especially when air-conditioning drives up costs and maxes out a family budget.But Kristin Harriger's recent electric bill was beyond shocking. Rather than a bill for $100 or so that the single mom from Abilene, Tex

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Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 1:18 pm
Kids have to be taught to turn off the lights when they leave a room.

Shan D (49)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 2:59 pm
At least the company isn't insisting that they NEVER make mistakes and having to be taken to court or publicly embarrassed to force them to admit it.

. (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
After passing out, ......

Roseann d (178)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
This unregulated free market vulture capitalism has gotten completely out of hand. ;-)

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:41 pm
WOW, someone is holding the fridge door open!!!

John B (185)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 6:59 pm
Had I opened the bill the EMT's would still be trying to revive me. Thanks Suzybell for the article. Read and gleefully noted.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Friday June 22, 2012, 11:11 am
thanks for sharing

Regina P (67)
Friday June 22, 2012, 7:06 pm
Saw this on the news this morning. What a big mistake. Thanks

Kay M (347)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:47 am

Robert B (60)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 11:20 am
So THAT'S how the Tea Party intends to balance our national Debt!!!!!!!

Robert O (12)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 11:34 am
I know mistakes are made (sometimes too often) but if I got hit with a bill like that I know the shock would make me want to hit the utility company with something else. ;)

Joanne M (22)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 12:51 pm
I read about these errors every now and then and have a hard time understanding why they happen to just one person at a time when the victim is a long standing customer. You would think other customers would also be affected.

I could understand a new customer getting hit with a bill like this because some one may have made an input error but a long standing customer when there is no rate change???? It would seem to me someone had to be doing something to the record that they should not have been.

Greg K (1)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:06 pm
Those old time plug in female 'hysteria' devices are energy hogs, but who knew they were so durable?

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:01 pm
Don't get a licence plate for your car with the word 'NONE' for the registration, you'll get hit with all the city parking tickets for unlicensed cars! Same kind of error...

Billie C (2)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:16 pm
bet that woke her up. i'm glad they aren't making her fight it. she should frame that bill.

Stephane B (31)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:42 pm

Michael M (5)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 3:54 pm
The electric company's computer accidentally charged her $1000 per kilowatt... Yeah accident my a$$. Has anyone ever wondered WHY the billing computers are able to charge that much in the first place?

Besides, I think it's time people stopped wasting electricity in the first place.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:11 pm
that is a lot alright. Really I don't know why her electric bill is even $100-150. I know they need air conditioning there but that's a lot of money. Mine is about 30 and was about that when my daughter lived with me.

Bianca D (87)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:37 pm
Yikes! I'm amazed that she said "gosh", and that she didn't faint!

Jhn Wzt (3)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 11:03 pm
oh wow dun they have pros checkin the programs any more? "oh wait they cost money we cant ave tht now can we?":)
bad written program frm the looks of things
n bsides tht who th heck pays $1000 per kilowat? rly alarms shuldve rung there

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:54 am
Noted, thanks.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 3:58 am
It's the ghosts of Enron.
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