Woman accused of stealing medications from elderly people

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 2:59 PM PST
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A woman was arrested on burglary charges on January 14, 2020, after a series of incidents in Reno and Sparks.

According to Sparks police, 42-year-old Katherine (Katie) Cannon is accused of impersonating a Medicaid worker in order to steal medications from elderly victims.

She reportedly entered their homes, saying she was conducting a welfare check, before stealing their prescription medications.

The Sparks Police Department says they believe there are more victims out there.

Sparks and Reno Police Departments are working together to investigate this case. Anyone with information is asked to call Sparks Police Dispatch at (775)353-2231, or Reno Police Dispatch at (775) 334-2677.

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