A Georgia investment banker and former university professor has been arrested and charged with stealing a few cents worth of electricity he used to charge his electric car while he waited as his son was in tennis practice at a local school. Kaveh Kamooneh, 50, admits that he had charged his car multiple times on the school’s property but he says he didn’t know he wasn’t permitted to do so. He said he saw little difference between that and school employees and students charging cell phones and laptops. On Nov. 13, Kamooneh was arrested at his home on a warrant for misdemeanor theft. He spent about 14.5 hours at the police station during which, he said he was told, his fingerprints were being processed. He was released the next day on $150 bail. The electricity he used was valued at less than a dollar.
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