Four County Electric is putting out a $2500.00 reward for information on the copper thieves who have been stealing their copper wire for the past several months. Four County Electric is also partnering with Bladen, Pender; Duplin and Sampson County Sheriff's Departments to combat this issue. It is costly to fix each pole and consumes a lot of man power. Along with causing some power outages, the thieves are also creating problems that can hurt others. A break in the line in one area can raise the electric current in others. Company representatives hope the reward of $2,500.00 cash will help the power continue to run smoothly.
If you notice anything unusual, or see anyone other than our utility personnel or contractors around substations, poles or other electric facilities, please call (911) and Four County EMC (1-888-368-7289).