"I've been working with CPS five years and this is the second time I've seen a case worker impersonated," said Paul Zimmerman, with Child Protective Services. "It doesn't happen often, but it does happen."
Tuesday, Police issued an Amber Alert for 2 year old Leah Marie Aguirre. Police say she was taken by a man claiming to be a CPS worker.
"If you're ever in doubt, don't hesitate to ask questions," said Zimmerman.
According to Zimmerman, every employee is required to carry identification, proving who they are with CPS.
"If you aren't sure, you can ask to see it," said Zimmerman. "If you don't recognize the worker and are suspicious you can ask to call the local CPS office and verify."
Zimmerman also said police will sometimes be with a CPS worker when removing a child from the home, but not always. CPS workers should be carrying a court order, which you can also ask to see.