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Woman claims to be DCF investigator, tried to get into home

Posted at 10:33 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 22:47:23-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -  A woman who identified herself as a DCF investigator tried to enter a home. 

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office is warning parents to beware. 

They say a female identified herself as a  DCF Investigator, employed with the Department of Children and Families tried to enter a home. She told the parent who answered the door she was there to conduct a "home check" and to "check up" on her child due to prior allegations. When the parent refused to allow her in and said she would call police, the woman left saying, "well I have everything I need to close the case."

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office followed up with Department of Children and Families and was told that no one should have been at her house.

The victim did not recognize the woman and was unable to get a tag number from the vehicle.  The suspect was not able to provide any identification nor was she wearing any clothing that would identify her as a DCF Investigator.
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said, "The fact that someone would go to a person's home, identify themselves as an Investigator and attempt to gain entry is very concerning to us.  We are asking if you see or hear anything suspicious to contact the Hendry County Sheriff's Office immediately". 
The reporter described the vehicle is described as a 2000-2010 White Volkswagen Beetle with a Black top (similar to the one in the photo). She is described as approximately 5'4"-5'8", 30-40 years of age, thin build with dark colored hair.
If you have any information or know who this may be please contact the Hendry County Sheriff's Office at 863-674-5600.