Woman attempts to enter home identifying herself as DCF Investigator

HENDRY COUNTY — Deputies with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office want to ask parents to BE AWARE.

It was reported earlier in the day that a female identifying herself as a DCF Investigator, employed with the Department of Children and Families, attempted to enter the home of a woman telling her she was there to conduct a “home check” and to “check up” on her child due to prior allegations. When the reporter refused to allow the female into her home and said they would contact law enforcement, she began to back away to her vehicle telling her, “well I have everything I need to close the case” and left the area.

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 yesterday.

The victim did not recognize the woman and was unable to get a tag number from the vehicle. The suspect female 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.

Suspect female is described as approximately 5’4”-5’8” inches tall, 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.

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