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Local Citizens Warned Regarding Suspicious Individual Claiming to Work for Atmos Energy 

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky.  (02/13/2015) – The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has reported an incident regarding an individual claiming to be a representative of Atmos Energy.

Sheriff’s Office officials state that on February 11, Deputy John Hibbs spoke with a female in the Earlington area that reported a male subject, claiming to represent Atmos Energy, that came to her home to disconnect her service for the second month in a row.

The informant stated that She contacted Atmos Energy customer service and was told her service was not due to be disconnected and she had no past due bill. Atmos also told her there were no employees listed as working in the Earlington area on this date.

The resident then contacted the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office to report her concern. Atmos Energy in Madisonville reported to the Sheriff’s office that they did not send anyone to her residence to disconnect her service and that is not a procedure that is followed by Atmos. They send notices to the residence and leave a notice on the door when service may be disconnected due to past due bills. Employees or meter readers do not go to residences to discuss billing with customers.

The local Atmos office also reported they did not have anyone in the Earlington area on Feb. 11.

The subject is described as being a tall, stocky black male, approximately late 30’s to early 40’s in age. He is driving a full size, white pickup with a silver toolbox and the blue lettered Atmos Energy logo on the door. The subject was not wearing a uniform or anything that has the Atmos logo on it, which is a policy required of employees at Atmos.

The concerned Atmos customer reported the male subject was courteous and did not do or say anything inappropriate. She reported that he simply said he was there to disconnect her service due to a past due bill and he would give her an hour to get her bill paid or he would have to come back and disconnect her service.

Information provided by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
Posted by J.L. Graham
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