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DHHS: Multiple reports of woman posing as CPS worker trying to enter Omaha homes

Posted August 18

— The Department of Health and Human Services says it has received four reports from Omaha in the last two weeks of a woman posing as a child protective services employee seeking admission into homes.

The DHHS says it also received one report from Holdrege, Nebraska, of the same situation.

DHHS officials say the woman was not given permission to enter the homes after she was unable to provide identification. According to the DHHS, she said 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.

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