A Rome woman is charged with felony theft of services and misdemeanor theft of services after she tampered with the water meter on her property and didn't pay Georgia Power for electrical services, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Melissa Anne Benton, 46, owes Georgia Power over $9,000 for services at her Kelli Drive residence. She also removed the lock from her water meter that had been placed there by the Floyd County Water Department for nonpayment.

She was being held for the Chattooga County Sheriff's Office Thursday.

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