Woman arrested for stealing medication from elderly people

Woman arrested for stealing medication from elderly people
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A Waikato woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing medication from elderly people.

Police say she would visit retirement villages and pretend to be a health worker from the District Health Board (DHB) to earn victims' trust.

After she left, the elderly victims would notice their medication was missing.

Police say she drove a black Toyota Corolla to target victims throughout the Waikato region. She is described as a "well-dressed and well-spoken Caucasian woman". 

On Wednesday the woman was arrested and charged with burglary. She will appear in the Hamilton District Court on Friday, and police say further charges are likely.

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of her offending is urged to call Constable Mark Soffe from the Hamilton Tactical Crime Team on 021 191 2384.

Waikato residents are also encouraged to check on the elderly people in their lives to make sure they haven't fallen victim to the scam.


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