Sheriff warns of utilities scam

Authorities are warning about a new scam and theft that happened in Bartholomew County and that led to a resident losing cash.

The sheriff’s department is reporting that two men went to a Bartholomew County home and claimed that they were there to check the water and electricity. After flipping switches and faucets on and off, the men left and the resident discovered that cash was missing from the home.

The men were tall, thin and in their 20s and driving a newer model single cab white GMC or Chevy truck. They were last seen headed south on U.S. 31.

The sheriff’s department warns that if these men come to your home you should call 9-1-1 immediately. Authorities say you should never let a stranger into your home unless you have requested service and they provide proper identification.