Businessman is caught red-handed by power theft in the east of Manaus

the crime was found during action taken in conjunction with Eletrobras officials and experts from the Institute of Criminology.
30/08/2016 16h59 - Updated 30/08/2016 16h59
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The Civil Police of Amazonas (PC-AM), through a team of Specialized Police in Combating Energy Theft, Water, Gas and Telecommunications Services (DECFS), under the command of the holder delegate police unit, Felipe Vasconcelos Dias, arrested in flagrante, businessman Pedro Paulo da Silva, 65, by power theft practice identified in a recycler of plastics, belonging to the offender. The arrest took place on the morning of Tuesday, day 30, por volta the 10h.

According to the police, the incident occurred on the street A-1, neighborhood Armando Mendes, East of Manaus. Felipe Vasconcelos Dias explained that the crime was found during action carried out jointly with employees of Eletrobras Amazonas Energia concessionaire and experts from the Institute of Criminology (IC). On site it was found illegal connection diverting energy meter device for high power consumption machines.

"The businessman confessed perpetrator of the crime. He claimed that the high value of energy bills and the economic crisis led him to realize the deviation. In a, this does not justify criminal action, since the power shift generates losses for both the concessionaire and for the population, it decreases the quality of the distribution system ", He argued the holder of DECFS.

Pedro da Silva was booked in flagrante delicto for power theft. The delegate refereed to the offender bail in the amount of R $ 2 one thousand. The businessman paid the stipulated amount and was released to answer for the crime in freedom.

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