Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 10, 2016, 2:06pm


PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for PECO Energy Company has been granted permission and assistance from the City of Philadelphia to repossess its property from a pair of defendants.

Angelina C. Williams filed a motion for a writ of seizure on Jan. 7, seeking to direct the Philadelphia County Sheriff to repossess a PECO electric meter for a residence in the 5500 block of Spruce Street in Philadelphia, within 10 days. And further, to provide Williams with five days of advance notice so a PECO representative could be present for the repossession, in addition to a bonded locksmith if necessary.

On Thursday, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Linda Carpenter granted Williams’ motion, pending the posting of a $150 bond from PECO.

It was further ordered if notice of the hearing was not actually received by the defendants, they or any others claiming a right to possession may petition to vacate the writ of seizure within 72 hours. In addition, the parties agree that PECO will not execute the actions associated with the writ for 30 days from the date of the order.

Williams alleges defendant Gregory Sydney failed to make payments to PECO under the legal tariffs necessary for receiving electric service. As of Jan. 4, Williams alleges Sydney owed PECO $5,729.18, plus court costs.

Williams further claims breach of contract against both Sydney and fellow defendant Alvin Morrison, for allegedly refusing entry to the property on two occasions when PECO personnel arrived to change the electric meter on site.

On behalf of PECO, Williams is seeking judgment and access to the electric meter (serial number 105188595), valued at $73.00, along with replevin (or repossession) of the meter itself.

The plaintiff is represented by Angelina C. Williams in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 160100566

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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