Deputies are looking for a man who posed as an ADT Security employee in an attempt to scam an eastern Lincoln County woman, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The white male, described as being in his 40s or 50s wearing glasses and a blue ADT polo shirt with a name tag that read “Larry,” entered the woman’s residence on Fay Jones Road after she welcomed him in Wednesday, she told deputies.
The man asked to inventory all her belongings, an agency press release said.
After he asked the resident questions about where she kept her jewelry, guns and other valuables, she grew concerned and told him to leave, deputies said.
The man drove a burgundy or maroon-colored four-door vehicle and parked in the woman’s driveway “a long distance away from the home,” the release said.
ADT Security told the woman they had no employees working in the Denver area or named “Larry,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, the company confirmed that their employees do not enter homes or ask questions regarding inventory.
Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Johnson of the Criminal Investigations division encouraged residents to keep strangers out of their homes.
“Do not open your door for unsolicited services,” he said in the release. “Don’t allow anyone into your home, and if you have concerns, call 911.”
Individuals who have experienced similar scams are asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at (704) 736-8856 or Det. Mark Stamey at (704) 268-3051.