Neighbor suspected of stealing woman's power

Neighbor suspected of stealing woman's power
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When a Jonesboro woman saw a sudden jump in her electric bill, she knew something was up and not just the temperatures.

The 28-year-old victim told police she found evidence that her neighbor in 2500-block of Brooke McQueen had been stealing electricity.

The woman stated when she returned home Thursday afternoon, she stepped out her back door and saw an electrical cord plugged into an exterior outlet.

The cord, according to the initial incident report, led to her neighbor's residence and through a cracked window.

The victim unplugged the line and called the police.

Officer Tanner Middlecoff made multiple attempts to contact the neighbor but was unsuccessful.

According to the report, the woman said her electric bill increased $40 in the last month.

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