Wildwood police search for woman accused of stealing from assisted living facility residents

WILDWOOD, Fla. — Wildwood police said a woman is pretending to be an employee of Central Florida assisted living facilities and stealing from residents.

Police said they have not identified the woman and are asking for the public’s help to identify her.


Investigators said the woman stole from two different facilities in Wildwood and may be making the rounds in Central Florida.

Police said she is dressing up like an employee and stealing from elderly victims.

Read: Wildwood residents report yellow, brown water coming out of faucets

Police said they believe she’s knocking on doors and, if no one answers and the door is unlocked, she’ll walk in looking for cash, wallets, and jewelry.

At one location, police said the woman was confronted by an employee who took the woman’s photo and a photo of the early 2000s silver Honda Accord she was seen driving.

If anyone recognizes the woman, they are asked to call the Wildwood Police Department or their local police department.

Read: Woman mauled, killed by neighbor’s Great Danes

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.