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Athens Police say suspect takes advantage of elderly

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) - Police in Athens, are searching for a woman, they say is taking advantage of the elderly, and stealing their medication.

They say this has happened several times lately, but similar accounts have been reported as far back as summer.

Police say, a black woman, between the ages of 35 and 45, with long, curly hair, knocks on doors of elderly people asking to use the phone. Once she's inside, her victims describe she scopes out the layout, finds the medication, and grabs it before she leaves.

In the most recent incident, the woman reportedly asked to pray with the victim.

Police remind everyone to be cautious about whom you invite in your home.
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