Claims News Service, Dec. 20, 10:16 a.m. EST — Several individual have been accused of posing as FEMA employees in order to sell stolen farm and construction equipment.

The National Equipment Register, an organization that helps law enforcement identify and recover stolen equipment, reported that it recently received a call from a citizen in southern Mississippi who was being offered a used Caterpillar dozer at a price below market value. The sellers, who alleged that they were FEMA employees, stated that they were disposing of machines that were no longer needed.

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