Couple fights LIPA for monthly bills topping $800

An East Patchogue couple is battling the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) after receiving monthly bills topping $800 for the past decade. According to Robert

EAST PATCHOGUE - An East Patchogue couple is battling the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) after receiving monthly bills topping $800 for the past decade.

According to Robert and Elizabeth Rizzo, they have been overpaying for their electricity since moving into their home 10 years ago. They say that LIPA has admitted they were wrongly charged, but won't credit them their money back, saying it's their fault for not catching the error.

The Rizzos say they fought the bill each month, but were told that the bills were correct and to check their appliances. The couple says it finally learned it was being charged a higher commercial rate typically used for businesses because its home had once been a model home.

News 12 Long Island reached out to LIPA for comment, but has not yet heard back.

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