Water officials warn of suspected imposter in Wethersfield - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Water officials warn of suspected imposter in Wethersfield

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WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The Metropolitan District Commission is warning water customers that someone may be posing as one of its employees in order to get into homes.

The MDC said that on Friday, a man claiming to be from the water company got into a home in Wethersfield near Tobler Terrace.

When confronted about the man's claim, he quickly left.

"This is actually a nice town, in a nice neighborhood, so I didn't think anything like that would ever happen," neighbor Malik McGarrah said. 

No other details were released.

"I wouldn't let him in, I'd step out on the porch and say let me see your credentials," neighbor Bruce Gorman said. 

The MDC urged everyone to be alert for imposters. It said MDC employees wear clothing and driving vehicles clearly marked with the MDC logo.

The MDC instructed its customers to stay secure in a home while asking for identification from anyone who comes to the door. All MDC employees have photo identification badges and will gladly display them upon request.

Its policy is "no identification, no entry."

"This gave me a warning and a scare," McGarrah said. 

The suspect was last seen walking towards the busy Silas Deane Highway. Police said he's a white or Hispanic man with a heavy set build. The suspect was also balding and about 6'1". 

If someone comes to the door without an appointment, customers can verify the person's authenticity with the MDC Command Center at 860-278-7850 extension 3600.

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