November 28-- Property owners in Montgomery County are being warned about thieves representing themselves as county tax assessors.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says an elderly woman in a rural part of the county was approached by a man who said he was working for the county tax assessor's office. While she accompanied him out to confirm the location of a property line, his partner went into the woman's home and stole about $300 in cash.
A contractor working for Montgomery County is currently conducting a county-wife property revaluation; however, Sheriff Clarence Sanders says they will have a badge identifying themselves and that their trucks are marked.
Meanwhile, deputies are on the lookout for a white male, about six feet tall, driving a brown or gold Toyota truck.
Sheriff Sanders advises residents to deal only with personnel possessing an identification badge and asks that any suspicious situations be reported to his office.