APS Settles With Family Of Dead Woman Whose Power It Shut Off

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 4:13pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 4:15pm
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Arizona Public Service has settled with the family of a Sun City woman who died last September after her power was shut off by the state’s largest utility on a 107 degree day.

Seventy-two-year-old Stephanie Pullman died after APS shut off her power for a $51 debt.

Media reports of her death sparked outrage and led regulators to ban utilities from shutting off customers’ power between June 1 and Oct. 15.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed to the public, and APS did not immediately respond to a request by KJZZ for a statement.

APS CEO Don Brandt announced last week that he will retire in November.

But regulators want him to testify at a public hearing soon and answer questions as they continue to investigate Pullman’s death.

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