Man posing as fake utility worker in Chicopee

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A man was posing as a gas company worker at a residence demanding money in Chicopee Wednesday.

According to Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk, the man told the 74-year-old woman if she did not pay him immediately, her gas would be shut off. 

Wilk says the man provided a number after the woman asked for the gas company contact. When she dialed the number, the man quickly ran from the residence stating he had to move his truck. 

An officer called that number and the person who answered told the officer they had the wrong number and disconnected. 

Chicopee police advise not to let anyone posing as a utility worker into your home unless you have a scheduled appointment or expecting a service call.

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