MDC imposter distracts, steals from elderly woman in Newington: Police

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Newington Police

NEWINGTON – Police are investigating two incidents where MDC imposters gained entry into the homes of elderly residents and in one case stole money and jewelry.

Police said on Wednesday, a man identifying himself as an MDC employee, knocked on the door of an elderly resident. The victim said he had what appeared to be an MDC employee badge on his shirt. She allowed him into the home and as he came in, two additional men came in the home with him.

The victim described the man as a heavyset white male, between 40 and 50 years old with dark hair wearing a brown shirt and dark brown pants. The two additional men were both described as dark-skinned Hispanic males with dark hair, said police.

They said the “team” was conducting water-related test. She was not able to follow the men through the house. After about twenty minutes, the men left the home by a side door and did not speak with the woman. A short time later, the woman discovered that money and jewelry had been taken according to police.

Police said on July 15, a similar incident happened to another elderly female. However, she followed the man from room to room and he ended leaving quickly and nothing was taken.

MDC and other utilities offer several methods to determine if people who show up at a home are actual employees.

The commission said its field employees wear clothing and drive vehicles clearly marked with the MDC logo.

If someone comes to your door claiming to be from the MDC but there is no previously scheduled appointment, do now allow him/her into your home until calling the MDC Command Center to verify the person’s identity. You can call the Command Center at 860-278-7850 ext. 3600.

If you have any doubt about the individual’s motives, identity or authenticity of credentials, do not allow him/her into your home and call the police.