Fremont police release photos of snake scam suspect

September 4, 2013 11:48:55 PM PDT
Fremont police have released a photo of a woman accused of impersonating an animal control officer and preying on people's fear of snakes.

Police believe the woman helped burglarize several homes.

She pretends she's investigating a snake infestation and lures the residents into their backyards, while her accomplice sneaks in and steals from the home.

Homes in at least seven Bay Area cities have been hit. Similar burglaries have been reported as far away as Roseville in Placer County.

If you have any information about this suspect, you're urged to call the Fremont Police Department's Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900 or send an email to