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Thread: Farm electricity meter tamperer has to pay Eskom R900k or spend 12 years in jail

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    Default Farm electricity meter tamperer has to pay Eskom R900k or spend 12 years in jail

    The Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court today sentenced a man to 12 years imprisonment, suspended for five years, on condition that he reimburses Eskom R900 000 in lost revenue for tampering with electricity meters at farms in the Free State.

    Gerhard Ferreira had pleaded guilty to 14 charges of fraud and 10 counts of malicious damage to property.

    ”The 12 year sentence was suspended for five years on condition that he reimburses Eskom R921 830.88 worth of losses incurred by the company, payable by 31 December, 2020,” Eskom said in a
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    Great start. Now do Soweto

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    Wonder how he "calibrated" the meters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspect99 View Post
    Great start. Now do Soweto
    Lol easier to go after 1 farmer than most of Soweto.
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    I have seen these illegally connected cables running across the road at the informal settlement on Beyers Naude Drive, it looks so dangerous and barely clears most of the trucks passing by.

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    Received a video on WhatsApp this morning of a nicely cooked electricity thief. Still smoking....made my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer16 View Post
    Wonder how he "calibrated" the meters
    my guess is with carefully placed magnet. you can google to find out how

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaJohn View Post
    my guess is with carefully placed magnet. you can google to find out how
    If it is one of those older style meters with the spinning disc, then most probably.

    The newer digital ones, however...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithan15 View Post
    I have seen these illegally connected cables running across the road at the informal settlement on Beyers Naude Drive, it looks so dangerous and barely clears most of the trucks passing by.
    Is that the same place that rioted when they tried to remove the connections?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    Received a video on WhatsApp this morning of a nicely cooked electricity thief. Still smoking....made my day.
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    This was likely a firmware hack for a specific type of meter or a bypass altogether.
    Just chose to make an example of this guy.. that's all... No action for Soweto or the millions of others that openly steal electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    Is that the same place that rioted when they tried to remove the connections?
    Zandspruit is one of them yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
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    Well smoked with a nice bark....
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    Brazen selective prosecution. Shameless. The authority is as ethically bankrupt as the transgressor.

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    Bruh, you only steal when you can hide behind the voter base. F#@king idiot trying to steal for the exact people this country loves to hate. Farmers. Probably white farmers too, that is like asking for you to be targeted.

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