Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 22, 2016, 8:47am


PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for PECO Energy Company has been granted permission and assistance from the City of Philadelphia to repossess its property from a Georgia-based defendant and Philadelphia property owner.

Angelina C. Williams filed a motion for a writ of seizure on March 18, seeking to direct the Philadelphia County Sheriff to repossess a pair of PECO electric meters from a property in the 3800 block of North Broad 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 $1,038 bond from PECO.

It was further ordered if notice of the hearing was not actually received by the defendant, she 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 Denise Lyons of Rosewell, Ga., failed to make payments to PECO under the legal tariffs necessary for receiving electric service. Williams alleges Sydney owed PECO $13,151.00, plus court costs.

Williams further claims breach of contract against Lyons, for allegedly refusing entry to the property on prior occasions when PECO personnel arrived to change the electric meters on site.

On behalf of PECO, Williams is seeking judgment and access to the electric meters, valued at $73.00 and $444.00, along with replevin, or repossession, of the meters themselves.

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

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 160301702

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

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