Police warn of county assessor impersonator

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department is warning of an Allen County assessor impersonator after an incident on the northwest side of the city.

According to police, on Wednesday county assessors were in the area near the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo where a homeowner reported a suspicious situation. A man not matching the description of anyone staff knocked on the door of a home in the 2600 block of Ethel Avenue, claimed to be with the Allen County Assessor’s Office and requested to see the homeowner’s deed to her house.

When the homeowner reportedly asked to see some identification the man became agitated and pulled out a plain blue badge with “Assessors Office” written in white letters.

Allen County Assessor employees are issued identification cards that are white with black lettering, a county seal with the employee’s photograph, the FWPD said.

The homeowner described the impersonator as a black man, in his early 20s. He wore jeans, a black shirt and had a short “buzz” haircut.

Anyone approached by this individual or individuals without proper identification should contact police immediately.

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