Woman posing as Child Protective Services worker tries to enter homes

Published: Aug. 16, 2017 at 2:35 PM CDT
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Four reports from Omaha and one from Holdrege have been received regarding a woman posing as a child protective services employee seeking admission into homes, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

All four incidents have occurred over the past four weeks.

The woman was not given permission to enter the homes after she was unable to provide identification. She stated she wanted to talk to the parent.

“Incidents of people posing as DHHS employees are a serious concern,” said CEO Courtney Phillips. “All DHHS employees carry a state-issued, DHHS photo identification badge and can provide a name and number to call to verify their employment.”

Anyone unsure about the identity of a person claiming to be a DHHS employee should report it to the Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-652-1999 to confirm a name and the employee’s phone number.

A description of the person and their car and license plate also will help the investigation.