Officers with the Napanee detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating two reports of a woman entering seniors’ apartments posing as a personal support worker.
On Friday, February 26, 2016 around 11 a.m., a woman described as being approximately 5’8” with a slim build, short dark hair, wearing matching nurse scrubs, entered a senior’s apartment at Smart Villa in Napanee. The woman claimed she was looking for a resident and left after being told that no one by that name lived in the unit.
Another resident of Smart Villa returned home at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon to find a bottle of her prescription pain pills had been stolen from her unlocked apartment.
Police are investigating a similar incident that was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, January 26, at 5:00 p.m. at an apartment building on Centre Street South in Napanee. An elderly woman reported that a female entered her apartment advising her that she was a nurse who had been sent by her doctor to ensure she was taking her pills. After looking around the woman left the apartment. The suspect in this case is described as being 5’4”, medium build with sandy blonde hair.
Investigators believe there may be more victims who have not reported this suspicious female entering their residence due to the fact that she claims she was sent to the address and it appears to be a mistake.
Police would like to speak to anyone with information in relation to these incidents. Please call the Napanee OPP at 613-354-3369 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report anonymously online at tipsubmit.com