Embezzlement brings water rate hikes

CASCADE, Colo. - Cascade water customers are about to see a big jump in their monthly bills because money is missing from the utility.

Homeowners in Cascade will now have to pay an extra $25 a month. Officials say it's to pay for an embezzlement case involving a former board member.

According to KKTV-TV, Cascade homeowners questioned the board of commissioners and expressed concerns about the future of their water usage. Cascade Metro Service provides water to homeowners in the area.

A former board member is accused of embezzling close to $500,000 from a grant used to pay Colorado Springs Utilities. Donna Inzer pleaded guilty in 2008 to felony theft and agreed to pay restitution.

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