Wife and I are at station now waiting. Gave him $20 this morning for a kids soccer team just after 10, then just happened to check the forums and found this post. Called the pres, and the hunt was on.
Apparently hit our neighbor up with a hard luck story about his son needing to go to the doctor a few days ago. Said he was definitely the electric meter reader. Told our neighbor he'd read the meter as less if he got money.