ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Police say there have been two separate reports made by elderly citizens who claim a female impersonated herself as a health services employee. They say both incidents happened on the very north edge of Anderson’s city limits.
According to a release from the city of Anderson, on one occasion after the female suspect entered the home, she had the elderly victim complete several exercises, followed by asking what pain medications she is prescribed. Police said at one point the female walked through the residence.
Authorities said neither of the elderly victims reported any theft of prescription medication, but there is one report of theft of cash from a purse.
In both reports, the suspect description was similar. Police describe the suspect as a black woman with a light complexion, in her mid 30’s, thin build and average height.
The city of Anderson said if a person is receiving in-home care from a health service provider, they should know the name of such provider. They said if a citizen is not expecting an in-home visit or is not familiar with the person who claims they are a health service employee, the citizen should contact their health service provider for verification.
If anyone has any information about the suspect, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 765-649-8310.