The Newberry Police Department would like residents to be aware of several subjects that seem to be targeting residents at elderly apartment complexes claiming to be with Medicaid.

The subjects are collecting DNA cheek swabs for genetic testing and gathering personal information by taking photographs of their driver’s licenses, Medicaid and social security cards.

“We do not know if these people are trying to defraud Medicaid or are attempting to steal identities,” said Police Chief Roy McClurkin. “This is very concerning to us, because of personal safety issues.”

The Newberry Police Department is asking residents to not let strangers into their homes or give any personal information out. If these people approach you, please contact the police immediately.