ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Citizens are warned to be aware of a scam in which people are posing as electric company workers.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported there have been at least two reports of three Hispanic men saying they work for an electric utility company and asking to go inside people's home to inspect it for upcoming work.
Chief Deputy Bobby Webre said one of the men tries to distract the homeowner while another one goes inside the house and steals money or items.
"We urge citizens to verify a worker's credentials with any company before allowing them inside your residence," said Webre. "If they're unable to be verified, dial 911 immediately."
He added they appear to be using a white truck.
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Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to an anonymous tip line from any cellular device or calling Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7868.