Avista reimburses N. Idaho couple for wrong charges - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Avista reimburses N. Idaho couple for wrong charges

HAYDEN, Idaho. - A northern Idaho power company has reimbursed a couple nearly $2,000 for more than three years of sending them someone else's gas bill.

Avista Corp. spokeswoman Debbie Simock says the company has also offered an apology to Don and Penny Fisher.

The Fishers say they built fires and bundled up but continued to get big gas bills. They say their inquiries to Avista didn't get results.

The couple says they finally reported a fake gas leak in January to lure a company representative, who discovered that meter readings in the subdivision had been crossed.

The Fishers say they had to skimp on three Christmases due to their nearly $500 in winter gas and electric bills.

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