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Cheektowaga Police warn of utility worker scams

Posted: 4:17 PM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 19:19:31Z

Cheektowaga Police are warning residents about a reported utility worker scam, where men go into homes posing as workers.

Officers said at least two incidents occurred Wednesday afternoon.

In one case, police said a young man approached an elderly woman on Gary Lane, said that he worked for the electric company, and told the woman he had to go into the home to change a power line.

She let him in, asking for identification. The man never produced any, and left in a white pick-up truck.

A short time later, police said two men approached a resident on Wallace Avenue. They claimed to work for the state, and said they needed to check out a voltage box inside the home. They then left in a black pick-up truck. 

Police said it doesn’t appear that anything was taken in either case, but they're reminding all residents that they should not let any anyone into their home unless they know exactly who they are and what they are doing there.

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