7:00 PM UPDATE: Within 15 minutes of our BOLO post, deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables Office located the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. According to sources, the driver was detained and transferred to MCSO headquarters for questioning.
STATEMENT FROM MCSO LT. SPENCER: We have contacted FEMA in regards to this incident. FEMA requires that all employees and subcontracted employees display a name badge with a photo ID saying FEMA on it along with their company name. The company that the operator of the red car drives works for is a company called Safeguard Properties. Safeguard Properties advised that mortgage companies contract with FEMA, who then contract with Safeguard Properties, to have houses that the mortgage company owns inspected for damage. Safeguard takes these contracts and photographs the outside of the houses and sends the photos and information back to the mortgage companies. Safegaurd verified that the driver of the red car is a contract employee and she did have a work order for the numerous addresses including Adobe Falls Dr. Safeguard confirmed that the driver is supposed to take photos of the house to fulfill the contract from FEMA/mortgage company. Safeguard advised that they have only been doing these FEMA contracts for about 2 weeks and have not had ID’s made yet that say FEMA on them but they were in the process of obtaining them. Safeguard says an employee is suppose to identify themselves to residents as Safeguard employees and are supposed to show the work order on their phone and their driver’s licenses. Based on all this information, it appears what Safeguard is doing legitimate FEMA contract work. They don’t have IDs both the corporate office and the employees advised they are ordering the Identification immediately. The only issue is whether the driver posed as a FEMA employee and used this pretend power to try to enter houses. This case appears to be a miscommunication issue. I believe that when the driver tells people she is doing a FEMA Inspection, that they believe she is a FEMA employee though she never actually says she is and can’t produce identification. The driver of the vehicle was advised to stop saying she is there on FEMA business forward to conduct a FEMA inspection. The company was also advised that they need to issue IDs and then we will be notifying FEMA.
Spring, Texas – September 27th, 2017: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a red Ford Fiesta/Focus bearing Oklahoma license plate BUH298. The vehicle is occupied by a black female posing as a FEMA worker. The suspect is also accompanied by two black males. The female is taking pictures of residences and is attempting to get into residences claiming she needs to inspect the home for hurricane damage. The vehicle has been spotted in numerous subdivisions in south Montgomery County including, Legends Ranch and Imperial Oaks.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office IMMEDIATELY at 936-760-5800 so a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy can stop and investigate the vehicle and its occupants.