MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – The Mount Kisco Police Department is investigating reports of a man who has allegedly visited businesses in Northern Westchester on Thursday, falsely claiming he is involved in a program that could benefit Northern Westchester Hospital employees.
Northern Westchester Hospital spokesman Mark Vincent said businesses in Mount Kisco, Bedford and Bedford Hills have contacted him about the incidents.
Vincent said the man identifying himself as Lloyd James representing a company called Save Card has told the businesses that if they pay him $299 he would put their company name and information on a program displayed throughout the hospital for all employees to see as a supporting vendor of the hospital.
“This man is in no way affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital,” Vincent said.
Peter DiPaola of Cornell Carpet and Design in Bedford Hills said the man claiming to be Lloyd James visited his store at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
“A couple of things stood out,” DiPaola said. “I asked him to leave a card. He declined and said, ‘It’s first-come, first-served,' and urged me to sign on now. I told him I’m not going to give a stranger $300.”
DiPaola described the man as being in his late 60’s, or early 70’s, heavy set with a medium complexion in a shirt, tie and overcoat.
“He was wearing a hat, so I couldn’t tell what color his hair was,” DePaola said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Mount Kisco Police Department at 914-241-1100.