A Rome couple, Randall Lee Little, 46, and Rhonda Little, 37, was arrested this week after police said they stole power from a utility company.

Authorities said that they were dispatched to the home by a Georgia Power investigator after Little allegedly siphoned electricity.  The Little’s power had been disconnected and their meter locked but they broke the lock and reconnected teh service their selves.

The value of the damaged materials and stolen power was over $1,600.

Reports added that their children were placed with family members and their dogs to animal control after their home was found not fitting.

Randall Little is charged with felony theft of services, damaging property of a public utility and probation violation.

Rhonda Little is charged with probation violation.