“A guy showed up at an open house and — while the real estate agent was with other customers — ducked into another room and rifled through a drawer that held the homeowner’s medicine. The agent heard rustling, followed the noise, and caught a glimpse of what was happening. That’s when the man said he wasn’t interested in seeing the rest of the house. As he left, the agent wrote down his license plate number and called police. When officers questioned the man later that day, he confessed that he’d gone to the house looking for pain pills. And he told officials where he’d learned the trick — from somebody in his drug-treatment program.”
How do you protect yourself? Lock up controlled substances (pain medications, anti-anxiety drugs and medicine for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), bills, even prescription information that could be used to call in a refill.