STAFF REPORT

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — An unknown male purported to be an electric company worker Wednesday afternoon and allegedly stole money from a town resident, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, a white, clean cut man, approximately 30 to 45 years old, knocked on the front door of a resident’s home and allegedly posed as an electric company employee, according to deputies.
The man reportedly told the homeowner he was going to be cutting power to the residence, but he could bring a generator if the homeowner provided a $50 deposit. Deputies said the homeowner reportedly gave the man a $50 bill, but the suspect claimed he could not accept it because the bill was ripped.
The resident asked the suspect to step outside while they got his money. The suspect went outside, but allegedly re-entered the home and distracted the homeowner while he took a jar of money sitting on the kitchen table.
The suspect left the home in an unknown direction, according to deputies.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 518-853-5500.