State officials say the person Georgetown police thought posed as a water company employee to enter a woman's home on Robinson Avenue on Monday morning worked for the plumbing division at the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.
The state employee inspects newly installed water heaters and verifies permits, said Dick Brown, a spokesman with the state Public Protection Cabinet.
The woman, who lives on Robinson Avenue, reported that a man entered her home, went into the basement where the water heater is and then left, Georgetown police said. Nothing was stolen.
Georgetown police said someone broke into a truck belonging to a Georgetown water company employee on Jan. 27 and took several uniforms. Police were concerned that someone was posing as a water company employee for an unknown reason and urged residents to contact them if the person knocked on their door.
Brown said he is not sure why the woman thought the state employee was a phony. He said she did not ask for identification. The man conducted his inspection, left the appropriate tag on the heater and then left the home.
Brown said state officials have contacted Georgetown police about the mistake.