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MANSFIELD -- Mansfield Police are seeking two women who reportedly posed as Children Services agents and tried to gain entry into a home in the area of Sycamore Street and West Third Street.

According to a press release from Chief Keith Porch, police took a report from a concerned citizen who advised that two unknown white females came to her door stating that they were from Children Services. The two suspicious females, who appeared to be in their 30's, wanted to enter the complainant's home to talk to her, but the victim refused to allow them entry.

The complainant then confronted the two women about their identity and not being from Children Services at which time the two women walked away, police reported. 

The complainant described the two women as a tall white female with short hair, and a white female with long hair and wearing glasses.

Richland County Children Services was contacted and advised that no one from that agency had been to the complainant’s home.

"The Mansfield Division of Police is working to identify these two females," Porch said. "We are asking that anyone with additional information or who may know the identity of the two females, to please call the Mansfield Division of Police at 419-755-9724 and ask for Officer Charles Hamilton and/or a supervisor.

"As always, if someone cannot display proper identification and/or they are acting in such a way as to make you question their identity or make you feel uncomfortable, please disengage in conversation and call police immediately. Do not allow anyone in your home if they cannot provide the proper credentials and/or identification.

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