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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The MTA intends to raise LIRR fares for 1 Sole public hearing held on proposed LIRR fare hikes
This week's news includes a major announcement between 2 The Download: Tech News for 12/7
The video was posted on YouTube by professional 3 Police: 4 men arrested in Splish Splash BMX video
According to the Chronicle, the photos were emailed 4 Hofstra University fraternity Sigma Pi accused of hazing ritual
Stoker Olukotun Williams was sentenced to life in 5 Bay Shore man gets life in prison for murdering prostitute

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE