JANESVILLE, Wis. -

A woman accused of multiple burglaries and thefts told police she committed the crimes to fund her heroin addiction, according to a news release.

The Janesville Police Department said Misty L. Kvistad, 38, was arrested Tuesday by police and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of numerous burglaries over the last several months.

Police said Kvistad would knock on a door or ring the doorbell at residents homes. If no one answered, police said Kvistad would pry the door open with a tool or break a window to enter. Kvistad would search for cash or other valuables, then leave.

According to the report, Kvistad was tied to the crimes by fingerprints and DNA.

Kvistad told authorities she was using the gains from the crimes to support her heroin addiction.

She faces four counts of burglary, five counts of theft, one count of burglary while armed, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of attempted burglary in Janesville.

Charges from the Rock County Sheriff's Office include four counts of burglary, six counts of theft and two counts of burglary while armed.