More LIPA customers claim they've been overcharged

The story of an East Patchogue couple that was overcharged by the Long Island Power Authority has many customers taking a closer look at their

LONG BEACH - The story of an East Patchogue couple that was overcharged by the Long Island Power Authority has many customers taking a closer look at their bills, and some others have stepped forward claiming they, too, have been paying too much.

Since the publicity given to the story of Elizabeth and Robert Rizzo, who were charged for years as commercial customers to power their home, at least three other instances have been discovered, according to LIPA.

Israel native Ester Mastey says she and her husband moved into their Long Beach home in 2000, and have complained of high electric bills ever since.

Mastey says after she realized she was paying the commercial rate, LIPA offered a $1,000 refund - but she says she's been overcharged for 11 years.

Suffolk Legislator Wayne Horsely (D-Babylon) says LIPA's board needs some sort of governmental oversight.Couple fights LIPA for monthly bills topping $800LIPA to provide full refund to overcharged couple

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