Agree, except I would notify LE now and ask their advice. Good that she notified her employer.
That's no way to contact anyone, especially a lone female. I would suggest that if he ever approaches her again that she refuses to speak with him and immediately call 911.
... stirred anti-clockwise.
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I had the same thought (I too, am a CFI), although the FAA calls us "Certificated Flight Instructors," not "Certified Flight Instructors."
Even after 50-plus years, "certificated" does not roll off the tongue easily. Clumsy word, in my opinion.
A mind is a terrible thing.
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too mean to quit!
If she has a "smart phone" tell her to take his pix if she sees him again. And then give that pix to the police.
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Yes, you’re right. Sloppy phraseology on my part. Shame on me after being certificated as an instructor for 25 years.
unless taking pix of him pisses him off and makes the immediate matter worse. Some people get pissed when a camera is pointed at them.
Well, if he starts getting aggressive or displaying pre-assault indicators, you could show him one of these instead...
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Public place = anyone can walk up and talk to anyone.
What becomes of it is up to the individual.
Forget about it, move on.
The fraud investigators who investigate Medicare or Social Security fraud at the federal level (Office of the Inspector General)all have badges and proper picture identification. They have arrest powers and are usually armed. From what I saw, that's usually true at the state level as well, although I am not certain of that. Sounds to me like this may be a private guy working for an insurance company, not an LEO. If she chooses to cooperate, she could ask to be questioned at a police station. If he claims to be an LEO, verify with the agency.
If he approaches your wife again I’d have her suggest to meet up at the closest police station if he wants to talk and your wife is willing to cooperate. The local police should have no problem with this, especially if he is doing work in support of some criminal investigation, and if he’s legit he shouldn’t have a problem either. If he has a problem with that, have her tell him to pound sand and call 911 if he continues to follow her.
That's the best advice. Just as an aside, my experience was that generally OIG agents would check in with the local police before they questioned anyone in the jurisdiction, just to let them know they were in the area and what they were up to. The locals sometimes would pass on valuable information to the OIG agents that was useful to the investigation.
Maybe ask for a card so that her lawyer can contact him. You never talk to police, local or federal. Why talk to a hired investigator.
Or ask if they have a warrant. If not tell them to FO.
As several have said, a badge ID and business card can be had for a few bucks.
Para had the best advice.
|Just because you can, |
doesn't mean you should
Sounds like this was a complete fraud/weirdo or at most some version of a rent-a-cop.
I wouldn't say anything to someone like that until they can prove who they are (their legitimacy as real law enforcement) and specify what they want.
I doubt a real law enforcement or investigator would approaching a complete stranger under the circumstances you have described.
If you doubt the ID of someone purporting to be a cop or investigator, ask them what their agency ORI Number is.
I damn sure remember mine.
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Soooo...any update on this Mr. Rugged Cross? Have inquiries been made at your wife's company? Has the individual contacted your wife and/or her company today? Did y'all contact the local police and if so, what did they say? Inquiring minds want to know...
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|Green grass and |
Nothing yet. Thanks for all the thoughts guys.
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Trust her instincts, if he made her spider senses go off, if she got uneasy feelings, then she's probably right, something isn't right.
Regardless of what anyone says our minds sense things and send the body signals when danger is around or somethings off,
Ignoring them is the mistake, maybe he is harmless however I'd err on the illegit purpose, nobody does that stuff except in the movies.
Better to report it to the police and she should report it to work, the guy could just be looking for a woman alone, it may not be her the next time..
The ladies there need to know and they should never walk to a car alone, at least ask someone in the office to watch over them....
If she can't carry a gun get her a keyring mace spray, a good one...
Probably one of these guys. One of our retired Detectives is one with NY State.
Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs)
Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud as well as patient abuse or neglect in health care facilities and board and care facilities. MFCUs operate in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The MFCUs, usually a part of the State Attorney General's office, employ teams of investigators, attorneys, and auditors; are constituted as single, identifiable entities; and must be separate and distinct from the State Medicaid agency.
Nah. Those guys are NOT that stupid. Approach people in the street?? The only person who tries that shit is a process server. No way.
The City approach also works. Throwing your arms in the air to catch the attention of others and exclaiming loudly, " I aint got time.", while quickly walking away. Everybody understands that.
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^^^^ Agree. But I don't think his definition would be the same as the final definition might turn out to be, lol.
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Wondering if the OP’s wife or anyone she works with has heard anything since about any investigation. If it was legit they wouldn’t have just dropped it after the encounter.
Nor approached her in the street, he'd have to know who she is, what her job entails doesn't sound Kosher...
Thanks but I was actually hoping for a response from the OP. We’ve all offered our opinions already. What good does restating them do? Good to know I’m not the only one curious though.
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