Power Is Shut Off Over One Cent

images.jpegIt was just a penny, but to Consumers Energy it was enough to cut off power in a local home. Jacqueline Williams, 41, of Flint had an electricity bill of $1,662.08 and paid all of it, except for one cent. That wasn’t enough for the power company, which blacked her out for seven hours Wednesday. The CMS Energy Corp. subsidiary told Williams the power would not be turned on until the penny was received. “I went down there, paid my penny and got a receipt,” Williams told The Flint Journal. Shortly after, the electricity was turned back on.

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