Woman posing as Madison public works employee wanted for grand larceny

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MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) — A Madison resident believe some of her jewelry was stolen by someone who came to her home posing as a public works employee with the city.

Officers said on September 12, a woman knocked on the door claiming she was with the City of Madison’s Public Works Department. She told the resident that she needed to go into her backyard to look at some trees that may need to be removed for an underground power line that needed to be implemented.

The victim said she and her husband went outside with the woman and left the front door unlocked. They walked around outside and examined the trees. We’re told that she used her two-way radio to tell someone else that they were finished and were returning to the house. The woman left the home in a white car.

The residents said they didn’t see anyone else around the house. On September 18, the resident discovered that three of her rings were missing. They were valued at $1,000.

Officers determined that the woman who came to the house was not a city employee. She is about 5’6”, in her 30’s, with reddish brown hair pulled back.

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Photo: Madison Police Department

City officials said anyone approaching a resident claiming to be a city employee should check to make sure the person is wearing a uniform that indicates the city logo on his or her shirt. If there is any doubt, contact the police.

The woman is wanted for grand larceny.

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.

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