3 arrested for impersonating city workers

November 17, 2008 7:49:39 PM PST
San Francisco police have arrested three men who are accused of impersonating city workers to rip off residents.

Investigators say one of the men would go to the door of a home dressed in a water department uniform. After getting inside, his accomplice would sneak in behind and steal valuables around the house.

Police say the scammers targeted 15 homes over the past two months, mostly in Chinese neighborhoods.