According to an incident report, a man claiming to work for Georgia Power drove up to her Maxwell Street home in a red work truck with a yellow stripe and amber lights about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and told her he needed to check her outlets and possibly install a new meter after a transformer blew in the area.
The man, who was wearing a florescent safety jacket, then came into her home and asked to see her identification. After the woman got her purse and showed her identification, the man told her to follow him outside so he could show her the meter he was replacing.
The woman told police the man showed her a meter and then walked quickly back into her home and left through a back door. The woman, who uses a walker, was left outside.
Later she realized her purse was missing.
Georgia Power told deputies there was not a contract worker in the area at the time of the theft.