Lufkin, Texas

Lufkin, TX, USA --- (METERING.COM) --- August 8, 2006 – As in other states in the United States, residents of Lufkin, Texas have recently begun reporting cases of missing and stolen meters.

TXU Electric Delivery District Manager Bob Brown said: “In the last 12, months we have seen an increase [in meter theft].”

Attributing this to the rising cost of electricity and gas and deregulation, and delays in people getting registered for electricity, Brown said that there was a “frustration factor” that has grown into the situation.

Many of the meter thefts are reported by neighbors and culprits are reported to both the authorities and the utility.