NORTHWOOD | A woman posing as a therapy nurse may have stolen prescription drugs from Worth County residents in the last one to two weeks, according to law enforcement.

The Worth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release it has received several reports of a woman stopping at residences, claiming to be a Worth County Public Health or Worth County Home Care therapy nurse.

The incidents were reported in the southeast corner of the county, near Grafton, Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank said via email, by people not served by either organization.

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. 

Fank did not provide a description of the woman or her vehicle, but said more details would be available later this week.

"This is a reminder that if someone shows up at your house, make sure they have, and present, the proper credential for why they are at your home," the release said.

People are asked to call the sheriff's office at 641-324-2481 if a suspicious person comes to their house for any reason.

— Ashley Miller

Contact Ashley at 641-421-0556 or on Twitter @GGashkmiller.