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Wright-Hennepin warns area residents of efforts to impersonate employees

12/31/2019

Rockford, MN (December 30, 2019) — Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association’s (WH) is warning area residents that one or two unknown persons are reportedly impersonating WH employees in a possible effort to collect information about local homes and premises.  According to multiple reports from area residents, one or two men pull up to a home and claim to be sent by WH to inspect Christmas lights and/or the meter. They are driving a silver car and are wearing black hats with a printed WH logo on them.

Hennepin and Wright County residents need to know these are not WH employees. WH employees never inspect Christmas lights. However, they may check a meter. WH employee vehicles are white or yellow with a black WH logo on both doors. They wear shirts with a WH logo and have a WH badge they will show to identify who they are. If you notice any suspicious activity, please notify your county sheriff. If you feel threatened, call 911 immediately.

  • Hennepin County Sheriff: (612) 348-3744
  • Wright County Sheriff: (763) 682-7622

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that provides power to rural Wright County and western Hennepin County. The cooperative has been a corporate citizen to the area since 1937 and currently serves more than 50,000 electric accounts. It is headquartered in Rockford, Minn.