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Tenants at risk of losing utilities say they're being lied to

Tenants at risk of losing utilities seek answers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Residents of a Colorado Springs apartment complex at risk of losing their utilities say they are being lied to.

Last week, tenants of the Pine Creek Village apartments received letters from Colorado Springs Utilities saying they were at risk of losing their utility services because of unpaid bills. The residents pay their utilities to management along with rent. But the landlord hasn't been paying CSU.

Property management told KRDO NewsChannel 13, as well as residents, that the matter has been resolved.

"Our office manager's telling us that corporate is telling her utilities (have) been paid, we have nothing to be concerned about," resident Brian Strongreen said.

But CSU said nothing has changed from last week.

KRDO Newschannel 13 and Strongreen went to get answers from the complex's corporate office but were instead asked to leave the property.

"I give them my money each month, I expect my utilities to be paid," Strongreen said. "I expect that when I have an issue I can go to the corporate office to get an answer. I don't expect to be shut out, I don't expect to have doors locked in my face, I don't expect to be threatened with arrest."

Strongreen said once our crew left, police showed up to ask him to leave the property, and back at his apartment complex, he was told his lease wouldn't be renewed.

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