Warning about Fake Insurance Salesmen in Johnson County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- People in Johnson County are urged to be on alert for two men are breaking into homes by pretending to be insurance salesmen.

The men reportedly claim they are with Bluegrass Heritage Insurance.

One of the victims, Krista Jarrell said she quickly learned insurance is not why the men were at her residence.

"He said we're here for three things: to rape you, to kill you and to rob you," Jarrell said.

That is when she called 911 and waited.

"I looked through my kitchen window to see if I could see anybody out there, and when I leaned up to look the guy jumped up with a gun," she said.

She says the men ran when they heard police coming.

"We searched for about an hour, hour and a half, inside the hill. Couldn't find anybody," said Johnson County Deputy Terry Tussey.

"We don't know who they are. Have no association with us," said Jason Barker with Bluegrass Heritage Insurance.

Deputies say Bluegrass Heritage Insurance has been in the area going door to door, but company officials say they want to ensure the public these men are not with them.

"Our business is protecting families. We're not trying to take advantage of or hurt someone," said Barker.

Officials say the men were last seen driving an older model green pickup truck.

Anyone with information about the men are urged to contact the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

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