Queanbeyan residents warned after fake FACS caseworker visit

EFIT composite images released by NSW Police of the two people accused of entering a Karabar home posing as FACS caseworkers. Photo: NSW Police
EFIT composite images released by NSW Police of the two people accused of entering a Karabar home posing as FACS caseworkers. Photo: NSW Police

Police and Family and Community Services (FACS) are issuing a warning to the public after a Queanbeyan family was visited last week by two people claiming to be FACS caseworkers.

At about 4pm on Friday a man and a woman attended a home in Karabar and spoke to a mother who was home with two babies.

The man and woman claimed to be FACS caseworkers and produced what appeared to be an identity card. They stated they were there to check on the welfare of the children.

The mother stated the children were asleep and told the pair she could call them to return when they woke, however the pair stated they would wait.

A short time later the mother presented the children to the pair in the lounge room. After checking the children and their bedroom, the pair left the home.

The woman became suspicious of the visit and contacted Queanbeyan FACS who confirmed they had no record of the visit from any of their caseworkers and the matter was reported to police.

The visit was disturbing as the family have no known interaction with FACS or police.​

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance and in his 30s. He had a slim build with a fair complexion with short dark hair and a prominent nose. He was last seen wearing a business shirt and trousers.

The woman was also described as being of Caucasian appearance and in her 20s, with a medium build and a tanned complexion. She had medium-length curly hair with a dyed streak and was last seen wearing an orange blazer with a dark-coloured skirt

Investigators from Monaro Local Area Command have commenced inquiries into the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

You can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.