Man posing as council worker

Last updated 05:00 10/04/2014

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A man with apparent mental health problems has been masquerading as a city council worker.

Hamilton Central Business Association issued a warning for businesses to be on the lookout for a man posing as a council employee after receiving a complaint from one of its members.

The man was described as part-Maori, about 1.7 metres tall and sporting a ponytail.

Association general manager Sandy Turner said a business operator contacted her.

"She said the man was trying to assert council regulations and restrictions and things. When I went to the [council] GM about it, he went through and identified he wasn't actually a council employee but there had been some dealings with this particular person who I believe has got some sort of mental health issue."

Council communications adviser Stephanie Slattery said the council was aware of "speculations" of a man impersonating council staff but had not received any complaints.

People should contact police if they believed anyone was impersonating council staff.

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- Waikato Times

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