Meet the inspectors tackling the energy thieves
As energy prices increase, a growing number of people are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.
For some it comes down to being cash-strapped, but others are prepared to cheat the system whilst also endangering the lives of neighbours.
There is also an increasing number of unscrupulous people willing to offer a service to tamper with meters for a charge of between £10-£500.
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Criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10, BBC Inside Out has learned.
The energy thieves operating in London can tamper with 15 meters in a day, an investigation found.
Read the exclusive Inside Out story on the BBC News website.
- Matthew Wright
- Mark Jordan
- Series Producer
- Andy Richards