Meter Mix-Up

(KSDK) It was an oversight that lasted more than a decade, and now a St. Charles, Missouri woman is paying for a billing mistake she didn’t make.

Nancy Pingel thought she was paying her electric bill for the past 11 years. It turns out she was paying her neighbor’s, and vice versa. And even though power provider Ameren admits to the switch-up, Pingel’s the one who has to pay up.

“I thought that’s crazy,” said Pingel.

The meter-mix up started in April of 2003, but Ameren apparently only figured it out a few months ago.

“It kind of caught me off guard,” Pingel said of a letter she got from Ameren.

It states Pingel, who’s retired and living on Social Security, uses more electricity than her neighbor and owes $555 for the last year.

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