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Cudahy family's heat turned off

A Cudahy woman claims We Energies unfairly pulled the plug on her electricity over a dispute about the bill.

\"It's been very hard. I didn't think they would do this to us,\" said Daisy Garcia.

On October 3rd their heat was cut off. On top of that, Daisy and her husband are diabetic. Her husband also has MS and she suffers from sleep apnea. She said she can't use her sleeping mask now and worries about her medication.

A spokesperson for We Energies explained their medical policy for those who have not paid their bill. If a doctor faxes We Energies documentation proving the person needs electricity they will grant the person a 21-day extension. The Garcia's were granted that extension. The family wanted an additional 21 days, but were denied.

Garcia said she fell behind due to financial troubles. She owed We Energies $1,400.

Her family did receive close to $900 from energy assistance programs, but We Energies is asking for $300 more from the family.

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