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Greenville Police Charge Woman With Impersonating DSS, Stealing Drugs

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Christine Deyoung Christine Deyoung
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

Greenville Police arrested Christine Deyoung, 47 of Greer, for impersonating a DSS social worker in an attempt to get medication.

Police say Deyoung was going door to door in the Towers East building on Main Street.

She asked questions about living conditions, food stamps and about what medications people were taking.

Becky Myer told 7 On Your Side that she let Deyoung into her apartment and pulled out dozens of bottles of medication she takes.

"Instead of having a form she was just like writing them on the back of an envelope and I'm like that just doesn't seem right," Myer said.

Myer became suspicious when she said Deyoung dropped painkillers on the floor.

At one point she said Deyoung had a pill in her mouth.

Myer called police and had her son distract the woman until officers arrived.

Police said she was in possession of several different prescription medications.

A lot of the people that live in that building are elderly or handicapped.

"For some people here that cannot take care of themselves, it makes me mad for them," Myer said.

"If I hadn't stopped her she would have continued on going to people's apartments, stealing them blind."

Marilyn Matheus with DSS in Columbia said when DSS officials come to a home to investigate an allegation they will always show an official ID or badge.

Matheus said no social workers will handle medication either.

DSS will call in a medical professional if there is an issue with drugs.

 

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