Woman gets $10,738.81 CUC bill

A Bodden Town
resident was mailed a CI $10,738.81 electrical bill – apparently in error –
earlier this month by the Caribbean Utilities Company.

The bill was quite a bit higher
than the $147 charge Iva Hart paid in January.

She’s lived in her modest two
bedroom home in Belfort Estates since 1989 and said she has never seen an
electric bill higher than $200.

“I went to CUC and had a quarrel
with them,” Ms Hart said. “And they said, ‘oh just pay us $106.’”

She did that and left the CUC
offices. The next day, Ms Hart said she received another bill for $10,631.81.

The $106 payment had apparently
been subtracted.

A CUC spokesperson confirmed
Tuesday afternoon that the initial $10,000 bill was the result of a printing
error and that Ms Hart currently has a credit for 13 cents on her account.

The electric company was working on
a more detailed response about the errant electric bill. The Caymanian Compass
will have more on this story in Thursday’s editions.