Woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Mary Horomanski went online earlier this month to check her electric bill.

The Erie, Pennsylvania, woman was stunned to see that she owed Penelec, her electricity provider, more than $284 billion — an amount greater than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined. 

"My eyes just about popped out of my head," said Horomanski, 58. "We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong."

The good news, if you can call it that, was that Horomanski didn't have to pay the entire $284,460,000,000 until November 2018. Her minimum payment for December was a relatively paltry $28,156.

And Penelec hadn't turned off her electricity.

Horomanski texted her son, who contacted Penelec and told them about the bill. She said they confirmed it was in error.

Her online statement was quickly fixed to the correct amount: $284.46.

Mark Durbin, a spokesman for Penelec's parent company First Energy, said he doesn't know how the error occurred but obviously a decimal point was accidentally moved.

"I can't recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars," Durbin said. "We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake."

Horomanski said the $284 billion bill caused her to ask her son for a different Christmas present this year.

"I told him I want a heart monitor," she said.

David Bruce can be reached at 870-1736 or by email. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ETNbruce.

How many acres of weed is that bitch growing in her house?

Sending dick pics to David Bruce.

David Bruce just fucked up. 

"We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake."

What else was she supposed to do?

MMA Playwright -

Mary Horomanski went online earlier this month to check her electric bill.

The Erie, Pennsylvania, woman was stunned to see that she owed Penelec, her electricity provider, more than $284 billion — an amount greater than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined. 

"My eyes just about popped out of my head," said Horomanski, 58. "We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong."

The good news, if you can call it that, was that Horomanski didn't have to pay the entire $284,460,000,000 until November 2018. Her minimum payment for December was a relatively paltry $28,156.

And Penelec hadn't turned off her electricity.

Horomanski texted her son, who contacted Penelec and told them about the bill. She said they confirmed it was in error.

This is why I tell the wife to unplug her straightener before she leaves for work. 

JLK - "We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake."

What else was she supposed to do?

Pay the damn bill and keep her trap shut! Obviously 

That’s a lot of hand jobs. 

MMA Playwright -

David Bruce just fucked up. 

Yep. He is getting a shitload of online coupons.

As an OG'er and someone who has their bill on auto-draft...this would have sucked for me...the bill would have been auto-payed and I wouldn't have even noticed the overcharge. 

It would've been a lot scarrier if it had been $2840, because that would be much more believable. Billions is obviously a mistake.

That licks balls.

"We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong."

HA!

Our first or 2nd month in our current house we received a $74,000 water bill. 

Why even share this? 

"Oh man someone made an obvious error, better share it" tehe

That's pretty funny

I dont know what connection there could be but I feel like Kathleen Wynne must be involved.