CLINTON, Miss. — Clinton police are looking for a man who they say has been posing as a utility employee asking local businesses for money to help unlock his car.

News outlets reported Tuesday that Clinton police say an arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Kendrick Barrell Wells, who’s wanted for larceny related to the recent scam.

Police say Wells has been entering businesses wearing a hard hat, telling people he worked for Entergy or AT&T and had locked his keys in his car and needed money for a locksmith.

Mara Hartman with Entergy Mississippi says company employees have ID badges with their names and photos.

Clinton Police Detective Josh Frazier says this isn’t the first time Wells has pulled this scam. Police say he was up to something similar last month.

VIAThe Associated Press
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