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yes, you can sue for his theft of your electric and also for the hardship the extra monies have caused you. but you will need to prove that he is tapped into your electric. you can contact your state's Public Service Commission and have them check into why the electric company will not investigate. if you want to give me the state, i can provide a link for that contact information
once the PSC looks into it and contacts the electric company and they investigate how he has it rigged then you will have the proof you will need to proceed with a lawsuit. but you need that evidence first
i understood you said they would not investigate. however, the Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner oversees the electric company and they can mandate the company come out and investigate the matter
here is the link for the WPSC - you can call them or make the complaint online about Wisconsin Energies.
i also understand about you not wanting to tip off the LL - but you need that solid proof. talk to the WPSC and see what they suggest in the way of keeping confidential until they get Wisconsin Energies to check it out. they can do it without telling the LL what is going on.
you dont want to end up like the other tenants not winning because you dont have the evidence. you can use your private electrician as an expert witness but you need to have the WPSC tell Wisconsin Energies to check out what is going on and then you will have the evidence you need
well, you would need the WE to help you to figure out how long it has been going on and then if it is 22 months take it from there - or you could at that time consider consulting with a local attorney to assist in filing the lawsuit and also you might consider filing criminal charges for the theft that is occuring.