Canada Post clears up misunderstanding over new employee who came to woman's door offering to repair broken house sign

Postal worker mystery solved

UPDATE 11 a.m.

He was who he said he was.

It turns out a man who came to a woman’s door last week claiming to be a postal worker who had broken a sign on the front of her house was, in fact, a Canada Post employee.

The woman who shared her story says Canada Post paid her a visit this morning.

They told her the man had only been on the job for a week. He did break the sign and came back to apologize last Wednesday night.

She feared he was trying to lure her outside. She went to Canada Post last week and was told they didn’t recognize him. She also contacted the Kelowna RCMP. They investigated and sent out two patrols but couldn’t find the man in the area.

A friend of the man saw the story on Castanet this morning and alerted the man. He went to his employer to have the misunderstanding cleared up.

ORIGINAL 4:00 a.m.

A woman who lives in Kelowna's North End is warning others about a man posing as a Canada Post employee.

She posted images of the man on a local Facebook group after he came to her house at around 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, claiming to be an off-duty postal agent who forgot to deliver her mail.

The man attempted to lure her outside, saying that he had damaged the address sign on the front of the house when he was trying to put an envelope in her mailbox. He then repeatedly asked for her personal information so he could send money to replace what he had broken. He also allegedly tried to get her outside to show her what had happened.

She became suspicious and did not share any information. When she asked the fake postal worker where her mail was, she says he was "gone in a flash."

The woman later checked the address sign. She says there’s no way it could have fallen. She believed the man purposely smashed it to lure her outside.

The resident went to Canada Post to check the man’s identity and was told he was not an employee. She has also reported the incident to the Kelowna RCMP.

RCMP members attended and were given the photos from the door bell camera but were unable to identify the suspect from the picture. They also went to the area twice in an attempt to track him down, but couldn't find the man. No other complaints were filed.

The woman adds that she wanted to get the word out in case the suspect approaches anyone else with a similar story.

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