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Electricity bills in Germany are among the highest in Europe. (Heath Oldham / Shutterstock.com)

OPP charged a man with stealing electricity from his neighbour.

Police say on Saturday afternoon they were called to a residence on Queen Street in Tillsonburg.

They say a homeowner had been away for an extended period of time and upon returning home located an extension cord running from their residence into their neighbour's home.

Police have charged a 32-year-old man with theft of electricity.