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Woman posing as City of Madison employee wanted for grand larceny

Source: Madison Police Department Source: Madison Police Department
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Madison police are searching for a woman who they say posed as a Madison Public Works employee in order to steal from homeowners. 

On Thursday, September 22, a Madison resident reported she was missing jewelry from her home.  

The victim reported that on September 12, a woman knocked on her door and stated she worked for the Public Works Department of the City of Madison.  

This woman told the victim that they needed to go into their backyard to look at trees that may need to be removed for the implementation of an underground powerline.  

The victim and her husband accompanied the woman into the backyard leaving the front door unlocked.  

The woman had a two-way radio with her and appeared to speak to someone on the radio.  Once in the backyard and after looking at the trees, the woman advised what was believed to be a man over the two-way radio that they were finished and returning to the house.  

The victim reported that the woman left the residence in a newer model white car.  No other persons were seen in the house or area.  

On September 18, the victim discovered three rings missing from her residence valued at $1,000.  

Investigators determined that the suspect was not an employee of the City of Madison.  She was described as 5’6”, in her 30’s, with reddish brown hair pulled back, wearing a maroon shirt and khaki pants.  There were no markings on the woman's clothing to indicate she was an employee of the City of Madison.

Anyone that may have experienced a similar incident or has information on this incident is asked to call the Madison Police Department at 601-856-6111.

If a person approaches a resident claiming to be a City of Madison employee they should check to ensure the person is wearing a city uniform that indicates they are employed by the city (with a city logo on shirt).  

If residents are in doubt as to the authenticity of the person’s identity or intentions, they should contact the Madison Police Department.

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