October 21, 2014

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Error leaves Ohio man with $16 million cable TV tab

BEAVERCREEK — Try fitting this cable bill into the monthly budget.

An Ohio man says Time Warner Cable told him he owed the company $16.4 million.

Daniel DeVirgilio, of Beavercreek, says his payment was rejected because it wouldn’t cover the total. His bill is usually $80.

DeVirgilio told the Dayton Daily News he wanted to watch the NCAA basketball tournament’s Sweet 16 but didn’t expect it to cost a million dollars per team. He jokes he should have added Showtime to his channels because the charge of a few extra dollars doesn’t seem big in comparison.

Time Warner said human error is to blame for the payment problem. Officials say a worker typed the wrong amount owed, and a letter to DeVirgilio was automatically generated. They’re working to resolve the issue.