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Largo couple stunned by $1,209 electric bill

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:51 AM
LARGO -

Vernon and Karen Bigalk live modestly in their Largo mobile home.

At just over 1,000 square feet, their electric bills are typically low, especially when they're not up north for the summers and leave the thermostat at 86 degrees.

"The electric service in [March] was $66," Karen Bigalk said. "[In June] it was $63."

So you can imagine their shock when a bill arrived in October for a whopping $1,209.33.

"We thought something happened that's not normal," Bigalk said.

Something did happen. 

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