MARCUS, Iowa (KCAU) – A Marcus, Iowa man is accused of by-passing his water meter reading equipment and using the city’s water without paying.
The Marcus Police Department said they arrested Steve Mouser, 56, on April 29 on a warrant.
The police said they received a complaint that Mouser had allegedly reconnected water to his residence after it had been disconnected. He also allegedly by-passed meter reading equipment when reconnecting the water.
During a search, officers found a water meter and water curb stop tool.
They said that after reconnecting the water, Mouser allegedly used 141,000 gallons of water, costing more than $1,500.
Mouser was charged with second-degree theft, a class D felony. He was booked into the Cherokee County Jail.