Law enforcement tracking trio of con artists in St. Louis area

FENTON, MO (KTVI) – Law enforcement throughout the area is warning of a group of con artists who pose as healthcare workers to earn your trust and then rob you.

The latest theft happened to a Fenton woman in her 80s.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, two female suspects went to the victim’s home on September 4 and said they were hospice care workers. A 12-year-old girl was with the suspects.

The victim told Fox 2 News she let the trio of thieves inside her home because they knew about her son, who had been receiving hospice care with the company the women said they were working with.

Once inside, the women asked if the 12-year-old could use the victim’s restroom. But instead of using the restroom, authorities said the girl went into the bedroom and stole $500 worth of jewelry.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is telling people to not let strangers in your home if they can't show the proper ID.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic women, one in her 40s, the other in her 60s, driving a newer model black SUV. Similar incidents with similarly described suspects have occurred in Kirkwood, Crestwood, and Chesterfield.

You’re asked to call police if you have information on this case or if this has happened to you.