Florida Public Utilities
Electric Safety

Power Theft

‘Power Theft’ is the tampering of electric service connections and/or meters with the intent to avoid paying for electricity. Attempting to steal power is a dangerous and illegal act that can result in:

  • Fire and numerous other threats to public safety
  • Severe bodily injury, including burns or electrocution
  • Severe legal ramifications, including large fines and possible imprisonment

Report Power Theft 

If you suspect someone of tampering with electricity, leave the area immediately and call 800.427.7712 to report the incident.  Calls can be made anonymously and FPU urges against confronting the individual directly.