Saturday, September 03, 2005

Robbers Posing as FEMA Personnel

Like everyone else, I have been dismayed at the problems created in the wake of Katrina. Disasters bring out the best and the worst in people. Unfortunately, in this case, we have seen far too much of the worst.

On Saturday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA disclosed that their uniforms, letterhead and badges have been stolen in New Orleans and robbers are using them to commit their foul deeds.

Reports indicate that these robbers are identifying themselves as procurement officers to commit their misdeeds (robberies) and are sometimes armed. Note that real FEMA personnel are never armed.

To verify FEMA personnel, or report suspicious activity, please call their offices in Baton Rouge at 225-296-3421, or 225-296-3335.

For the FEMA website, click on the title of this post.


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landismom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm dismayed to read this story, and other news coming out about those who prey on the most vulnerable victims of Katrina.