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Gulf Power overcharge

Nearly one million dollars is making it's way back to the city of Crestview.
    Gulf Power is paying the city back for a billing mistake that lasted seven years.

A spokesperson for the company says it started with a keypunch mistake.
In 2006, an employee trying to add two new streetlights to an account, accidentally added more than thirteen-hundred.
    The company now has systems to prevent that from happening.

They'll send Crestview a check for more than 932-thousand dollars.
    The city hasn't decided what to do with the money yet.

Tyler Nelson, from Crestview said, "I would say that is excellent, and there's a lot they can do with it. Give it to all the homeless people, divide it up to the thrift stores, the drug treatment centers, pay it forward." 

Crestview's Public Services Director first noticed a discrepancy in 2010.
    His department eventually mapped every streetlight by GPS to uncover the mistake.
Then Gulf Power conducted its own audit to confirm the correct number of lights.