Man arrested after electricity theft, SA

A man has been charged with assisting in the theft of over $500,000 of electricity during a five-year period in the metropolitan area, according to SA Police.

Detectives from Eastern Adelaide Criminal Investigation Branch, after assistance from SA Power Networks arrested a 60-year-old Campbelltown man on Saturday, and charged him with 18 counts of interfering with electricity meters, and 18 counts of aiding and abetting theft.

He has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 31 October.

Police will allege the man is an unlicenced electrician, and tampered with the meters to enable electricity to be stolen by businesses.

Five other people have been charged by police, and the investigation is ongoing.

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