2008_09_fakeinsp.jpgThe police released a sketch of a man claiming to be a Department of Environmental Protection inspector as he shakes down elderly people in Brooklyn. The suspect has apparently struck six times since August, telling victims that he will shut off their water if they do not pay. He is described by NY1 as a "dark-skinned man in his 40s or 50s," 5'6"-6' tall who wears a button-down shirt, tie, dress pants and a black baseball cap; he also shows a DEP badge. The DEP says their employees always wear a uniform and never ask for cash; it also says residents should ask for a number to call to make sure a visit is planned. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS or text 274637 and then enter TIP577.