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Woman gets $284 billion electric bill

A utility accidentally charged a woman $284 billion for her electric bill. 
Because of an error with the placement of a decimal, Mary Horomanski’s $284.46 electric bill was $284 billion, according to the Erie Times-News.
“My eyes just about popped out of my head,” Horomanski told the Times-News. “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.”
Penelec said the bill was an error and corrected it.
“I can’t recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars,” Mark Durbin, a spokesman for the utility told the Times-News. “We appreciate the customer’s willingness to reach out to us about the mistake.”
A woman in Erie, Pennsylvania, actually thought that was the case when she went online earlier this month to check her bill.
Mary Horomanski, 58, told the Erie Times-News, “My eyes just about popped out of my head. We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.”
The bill stated she had until November 2018 to pay all of the money; her minimum payment for December was over $28,000.
Thankfully, the whole thing was a mistake.  Mark Durbin, who is a spokesperson for Penelec’s parent company, FirstEnergy, told the Erie News-Times, a decimal point was accidentally moved.  The error was fixed to the right amount: $284.46.

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