Saving on electricity by stealing it
As electricity prices climb and fears of recession mount, it's understandable why some people want to avoid paying for their power, foisting the cost onto others. Electricity theft is increasingly common in Israel and around the world.
The man walking around a strip of stores somewhere in greater Tel Aviv caught the notice of passersby. Unlike them, he was interested not in the window displays but rather in what went on behind the stores. By the time he left, a few hours later, he had issued a total of NIS 200,000 in fines to five businesses. By then it was clear that the man was an inspector with the revenue protection department of the...
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