Clarkstown cops warn of phony O&R rep

All O&R employees are required to wear color photo I.D. cards in plain sight during their workday. On one side of the card is the color photo and name, and on the other side is the blue and orange O&R logo


Special alert from CPD

On December 12, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to S. Conger Ave in Congers for a suspicious incident.

The homeowner, female, 22, of Congers, told the responding officer that a male identifying himself as an Orange and Rockland employee requested to enter her home to check the meter. She told the male that she can’t allow him into the home and that the meter was on the side of the house.

The male suspect left the scene without incident. The homeowner contacted Orange and Rockland and was advised by Orange and Rockland that they had not dispatched a worker to that address. He was described as a male white, 40-42 years old, 5’8”- 5’10”, wearing an orange jacket and driving an orange van. This was the only incident reported to the police department that day.

The Clarkstown Police Department and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. urges residents to ask to see a photo identification card from utility workers certifying that they are O&R employees or contractors before doing any business with them or allowing them to enter customers’ homes.

All O&R employees are required to wear color photo I.D. cards in plain sight during their workday. On one side of the card is the color photo and name, and on the other side is the blue and orange O&R logo.

Police advise if you are suspicious, leave the person waiting outside, keep the door locked, and call the company they claim to represent or call the police immediately. You may also try to take a picture of the individual or the vehicle they are operating. Please be aware of impostors and always be cautious!