Public warned about man posing as Green Bay Water worker

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay water utility is warning the public on social media about a man posing as a utility worker to get into homes.

The water utility tells Action 2 News at 2:15 it heard from an older woman who let the man into her basement on Dousman Street, on the city's west side. Green Bay Water confirmed the man was not one of its employees.

About 45 minutes later, the utility received a call from a customer on Deckner Avenue, on the city's east side, wanting to know if a man at their door really was from the utility. The utility determined he wasn't, and the man was turned away.

In both cases, the residents were advised to call police. The older woman said she didn't want to, so the utility contacted police for her.

The water utility advises their employees wear uniforms, carry credentials and drive utility vehicles. In both incidents the water utility was alerted to, the man did not have a uniform or a Water Utility vehicle.

If someone comes to your door claiming to be with a utility, ask to see their ID. If you're suspicious, ask them to wait while you call the utility at 448-3480 or the police at 448-3200. A legitimate utility worker won't mind you confirming their identity.

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