Menifee Police are seeking information from any local residents who may have been the victim of a scam or burglary involving a former Verizon services installer.
A press release from the Menifee Police Department states that in 2012 and 2013, Marisa Lee Heim-Davis, 32, entered at least two different residences in the Sun City community of Menifee on repeated occasions to install and/or repair TV/phone/computer equipment. While inside the residences, police say, Heim-Davis stole hundreds of the elder victims' prescribed Vicodin and Norco pain medications.
According to police, there are suspicions she disabled Verizon services to convince the victims she needed to enter their homes to make repairs or conduct follow-up inspections and tests. During the repeated ruse visits, Heim-Davis allegedly asked and used the victims' restrooms, which she occupied for longer than normal. It wasn't long after she left their homes that both victims realized she'd stolen their much-needed pain pills.
Heim-Davis has not been apprehended. She has an active $50,000 felony arrest warrant on one case and the district attorney is reviewing the other, according to Detective Tom Salisbury. He said Heim-Davis has promised to surrender but police have had no face-to-face contact with her. She may have left the area.
Anyone who has seen this woman or who believes they were victims related to this case or any other theft involving similar cons or scams are encouraged to contact Menifee Police Detective Tom Salisbury directly at 951-210-1046.
The Menifee Police Department would also like to remind citizens, specifically elders, not to allow anyone to enter their homes whom they don't know and to stringently monitor/watch those they allow in their residences. If there is any doubt about the installation, repair or follow-up utility or maintenance services, call a company supervisor and verify identification before allowing entry.
If there are suspicious persons who are attempting to enter, are impersonating others, or trying to con their way in, immediately call law enforcement.