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Saturday, March 24 News

Cops: UI customer scammed into paying 'CL&P' bill

The owner of Redwood Spa, 1580 Post Road, called police Thursday to report he had been scammed out of $500.

He said he received a call from a woman claiming to be from Connecticut Light & Power about an overdue bill. The owner said since he was a month behind on the electric bill, he thought the call was legitimate and paid $500 via Paypal.

He realized later that his electricity is supplied by United Illuminating Co., as are all other electric customers in town.