energy theft http://michiganradio.org en Detroit utility struggles to stay on top of theft http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-utility-struggles-stay-top-theft <p>If you walk into a gas station or a party store in the city of Detroit, you might see a flyer taped up, advertising &quot;help with gas and lights.&quot;</p><p>But the phone number probably won&rsquo;t connect to a charity program or aid organization. More likely, it&rsquo;ll put you in touch with a fixer who will help you steal electricity or natural gas.</p><p>Trying to shut the problem down is a team of investigators from DTE Energy. Every day of the work week, they embark on what seems like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole.</p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:32:18 +0000 Sarah Hulett 221 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit utility struggles to stay on top of theft