Donald Brant from Eastpointe, MI was charged with one count each of utility fraud and malicious destruction of property for tampering with electricity meters on 40 Detroit businesses. For his services he received between $50-$100 each month while defrauding DTE out of more than $1M. At first, Brant performed the illegal service for a few businesses, and
then word got around among business owners that Brant could help save
them money on their bills by tampering with the meters, Lynch said. The full article can be read at detnews.com.