Rogers charges man $1,200 for cable at home destroyed in fire

Gary Cartwright, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is battling cancer, is angry that a...

Gary Cartwright, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is battling cancer, is angry that a collections agency is after him for $1,288 in Rogers fees incurred after his home burned down in March. Cartwright says he canceled all his services in the week following the blaze. CHRIS HOFLEY/OTTAWA SUN/QMI AGENCY

Chris Hofley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:27 PM ET

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man wants answers after being hit with a huge Rogers bill for services that stayed active at his house months after it burned to the ground.

Still reeling from the loss of his home in March and almost everything in it, Gary Cartwright was shocked when a collections agency called him and said he owed $1,288 on a delinquent Rogers bill.

He was also told his cable had been shut off because of non-payment in September, months after his home was destroyed.

Cartwright, who is battling cancer and is confined to a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis, is on a fixed income and a bill that size would be a massive hit.


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