NORTHWOOD | The Worth County Sheriff's Office has released a description of a woman posing as a therapy nurse who may have stolen prescription drugs from Worth County residents in the last one to two weeks.
The department announced on its Facebook page Friday there are several descriptions of the woman -- one with light-colored hair, the other with darker-colored hair.
"This subject may have worn a wig for a disguise," the post said.
The woman is estimated between 5 feet, 2 inches, to 5 feet, 5 inches, weighing between 130 to 140 pounds, according to law enforcement. She is estimated to be in her late-20s to mid-30s and may be driving a dark gray minivan, possibly a Chrysler or Dodge.
The sheriff's office said Thursday it had received several reports of a woman stopping at residences near Grafton, claiming to be a Worth County Public Health or Worth County Home Care therapy nurse.
People who reported the incidents were not served by either organization, Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank said.
In most cases, the sheriff's office says the woman was welcomed into homes and may have taken prescription opioid pills. The exact kind of pills was not specified.
"The Worth County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone, do not give personal information to anyone over the phone or personal devices, unless they know the person is credible," the post said. "This includes date of birth, Social Security Numbers, prescription medications, credit card info, etc."
People are asked to call the sheriff's office at 641-324-2481 if a suspicious person comes to their house for any reason.