Theft involving electricity, copper wire and other materials hurts everyone who is part of your local electric cooperative. That means it hurts you and could cost you money.
Since the cooperative is a cost-based business, any theft or loss of electricity or materials is made up by those who are part of the cooperative. When someone steals electricity, which the co-op has purchased from a power supplier, someone has to pay for that stolen power. That someone is the rest of the consumer-members who are part of the co-op.
That is why everyone is encouraged to be aware of unusual activity. Report any suspicious behavior or odd wiring setups to your local co-op