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Electrical work scam

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Statement from the Carl Junction Police Department:

ON 2-20-2013, a white male who said he worked for a local electric company approached a residence in Carl Junction and told the resident that they were doing some "testing" in the area and noticed that she had some "hot" wires at her residence. That subject left and a short time later a crew of workers came and told her they would check out the problem. One of the workers went into the attic to check out the "problem", afterwards one of the crew told her that he could take care of the problem for $3,300. She made a call to the electrical company and they advised to call the Carl Junction Police Department. The subjects left before officer arrival. The subject parked around the corner from the residence and no vehicle description was obtained.

Legitimate home repair people do not sell their services door to door. If you are approached, before talking to the people contact your local enforcement authorities to check the people out. Never let an unsolicited sales person of any type in your home without verifying their businesses with your local authorities.

Chief Delmar Haase

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