By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – schmidt13/123rf.com
Police are warning locals after a Queanbeyan family was visited by two people posing as FACS caseworkers last week.
Around 4pm on Friday the 9th of February, a man and a woman went to a home in Karabar near Queanbeyan and spoke to a mum who was home with two babies.
The pair claimed to be FACS caseworkers and showed what looked like an ID card.
They told the mum they were there to check on the welfare of the kids.
When the mum said they were asleep, the culprits insisted on waiting there.
A short time later, the mum brought the kids into the lounge room.
After checking the children and their bedroom, the pair left.
The woman was suspicious of the visit and contacted Queanbeyan FACS, who had no record of the visit.
The matter was reported to police with an investigation now underway.
Monaro Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Grey, said the visit is disturbing given the family have no known interaction with FACS or police.
“If in doubt of a government worker’s identity, members of the public should ask to see their identification. FACS have confirmed that all caseworkers in the Southern District carry photo ID with their name, job title and FACS logo and will always present this when visiting a family,” he said.
“If still in doubt, contact the agency involved or contact police who will attend and verify their bona fides.”
If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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