Person Claiming To Be Utility Company Employee Makes Threatening Calls


UPDATED: Wednesday July 4, 2012 7:38 PM

Police said Wednesday that a northeast side resident received 14 threatening phone calls in an hour and a half from a person claiming to be a utility company employee.

The phony caller contacted a Minerva Park resident, whose power was recently restored, and demanded credit card information.

The caller allegedly told the victim that his power would be disconnected if his credit card information was not given.

“The perpetrators went so far to say they were in a utility truck on his way to his house to disconnect the power,” Minerva Park Police Chief Kim Neusse said.

The Attorney General’s office has been notified of the swindle. Police warned residents not to give their credit card information over the phone.

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