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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Local thief poses as City of Wellington employee

  • Authorities advise to keep an eye out for the suspect.
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  • Local law-enforcement is on the look-out for a thief, posing as a City of Wellington employee.
    An incident took place last week, on April 18, in the 1200 block of North A Street, at the home of an elderly Wellington resident. A press release from the Wellington police department says that an adult male, posing as a City worker approached the residence. The man told the elderly woman that he needed to do some measuring in the property's back yard, and asked if he could barrow a tape-measure.
    "After escorting the male through the residence and once in the back yard area, the male commented about forgetting his tools and how he needed to go back to his truck. Rather than walk back through the residence, the male walked around the side of the residence," states the WPD press release. "Several minutes passed before the resident realized the male had left. After returning back into their home, the resident discovered her wallet, along with cash was missing."
    This person is described as a white male, about 5'9" tall, and 150 lbs, with short brown hair, clean shaven, well groomed, wearing a blue plaid shirt with black colored undershirt and blue jeans. He was driving a black colored "small" Chevrolet or Ford Truck.
    "City officials have been contacted and have no knowledge of any such work taking place within the city as described in this incident," the WPD says. "For residents information, Officials states all city employees would be identified by a designated uniform and/or operating a vehicle displaying the City's logo."
    If anyone experiences a similar incident, authorities advise to not let the person into the house, and to notify the Wellington Police Department, or the City of Wellington.

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