TruEnergy advised me that because the gas account is in my name I have to file a police report of the theft before the builder can start the process of getting a new meter. It's costly to replace one apparently and the police report is the only avenue to avoid having to pay for a new one, and prove I didn't give the meter away (?!). Fortunately it appears there's no risk of being charged for someone else's gas usage - they informed me that usually they never see the meters again - the thieves lock their gates and put their dogs in the yard so the distributor can't get access to read the meter. Also the meter number is tied to the street address in their database so it's easy to catch the thieves if they get access to the meter.
I phoned the local police station and they allowed me to file a report over the phone thankfully, because getting out there was going to be difficult today. I have a sick 21 month old at home and being 38 weeks pregnant I'm avoiding driving where I can.
I also phoned our CSC to advise him of the event and ask about the process to follow, but got his voicemail and left a message.
All in all, an unexpected busy morning of phone calls. Now that one sick toddler is in bed asleep, I think I'll take the opportunity to do the same!
What's the start of a week without a drama, eh? Although I thought giving birth would be the next drama on my list!