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3 women may be linked to door-to-door healthcare schemes

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CRESTWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police say three women are suspected of posing as healthcare workers, targeting the elderly.

The latest scheme was reported in Crestwood. Police believe the same three women may be behind all of the incidents that were also recently reported in Kirkwood, Webster Groves and Chesterfield.

Michael Finney has lived in Crestwood for 55 years. During the third week of September, his neighbors were hit by scammers, three women going door-to-door posing as healthcare workers.

Crestwood police warn people not to let them inside your home. Once the women are allowed inside, one woman distracts the homeowner while the other two rummage through the house looking for money and valuables.

“Something can happen in the course of an afternoon. They can hit three to four houses and steal $3,000 – 4,000 without even thinking about it,” said Finney.

The elaborate scheme first surfaced at the start of September. News 4 spoke with a man in Kirkwood who came face-to-face with one of the women. The man let her inside his home but quickly realized something did not add up.

Detective David Smith, Kirkwood Police Department said, “It’s a concern to our citizens as well as the police department that someone is showing up unannounced and trying to gain entry into the home.”

Police say nothing has been reported stolen in Crestwood, Webster Groves or Kirkwood. But the thieves did steal cash and jewelry from a home in Chesterfield.

Police believe the first female suspect is an older woman with grey hair and missing front teeth. The second suspect is believed to be Hispanic between 25 – 30-years-old. The third female suspect is said to be white and reported to be younger and possibly a juvenile.

If you see the suspects, call the Crestwood Police Department at 314-729-4800.

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