After verifying the worker, investigators say they talked to the customer who filed the original report and he then "backed off his story."

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City of Duquesne Police say a Duquesne Light customer could face charges after filing a false scam and worker impersonation report.

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They have turned the case over to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Police say they have now confirmed the identity of the worker with Duquesne Light. They say the first division in the company they talked to “was unaware that this person was legitimately working in our area.”

After verifying the worker, investigators say they talked to the customer who filed the original report and he then “backed off his story.”

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They say he admitted that the worker never demanded money to keep his home’s electricity on. Instead, he told investigators that his Duquesne Light account is actually delinquent. The worker told him his payment was due or Duquesne Light would take action to shut off the home’s power, police said.

Police are thanking the community for helping them investigate the case.

While this worker turned out to be legitimate and the customer could now face charges, they are telling people to be careful because there are scammers out there.

They say, “In general, if anyone knocks on your door claiming to be from a utility company, keep you door locked and ask them to display their identification and a phone number that you can call to verify who they are. If there is any doubts, do not open the door and just call the police.”

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