Ulster town police try to identify scam suspect
TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for people showing up at homes posing as utility workers and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects who may be participating in the scam.
On Aug. 15, Ulster town police received a complaint from an elderly woman who had allowed a person posing as a worker into her residence. The man claimed he was looking for a gas leak that may be coming from inside.
Police said the phony worker asked the woman where here boiler room he was located. She told him it was in the basement, police said.
The victim became suspicious and requested to see his credentials. According to the victim, the worker came back upstairs and said he would have to go to his truck to provide the credentials and left the residence, police said. The worker did not return.
The victim discovered items missing, police said.
Police released photos of the suspect. Anyone with information should call the Ulster town police at (845) 382-1111.
Police said the suspect is a white male in his mid-20s, is clean shaven and was wearing a reflective style vest/jacket.
Police said residents should not allow strangers into their homes.
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