Jon Burstein of the Sun-Sentinel brings us up-to-date on a case of medical identity theft covered previously on this site. A Tamarac woman who broke the law to get bigger breast implants was sentenced Monday morning to two and a half years in federal prison. Shatarka Nuby, 29, pleaded guilty in August to aggravated identity theft and a credit card fraud charge, admitting she pilfered another woman’s identity so she could rack up nearly $20,000 in bills. Read more in the Sun-Sentinel.
Juan Ortega reports on a case of low-tech mail theft used for medical ID theft: A Tamarac woman told a judge she stole someone’s identity and spent nearly $20,000 in ill-gotten funds, largely because she needed to replace defective breast implants and furnish her condo. Shatarka Nuby, 29, offered that explanation to U.S. District Judge William Zloch Thursday as she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to use unauthorized devices, or credit cards, and one count of aggravated identity theft. Nuby faces up to seven years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 16. […] Wearing an olive-green jumpsuit and shackles on her hands and ankles, Nuby said she needed money to replace breast implants that gave her breathing problems, and to furnish the condo she recently moved into. She said she had been addicted to the designer drug Ecstasy and suffered from depression. Read more in the Sun Sentinel. Her not-ready-for-MENSA accomplice is under investigation for her role in the scheme.
John Burstein reports: A Florida woman wanted bigger breasts and thinner arms so badly authorities say she was willing to break the law to get them. Shatarka Nuby, 29, of Tamarac, faces a credit card fraud charge after the U.S. Postal Service says she and an accomplice committed fraud so she could have more than $9,000 of cosmetic surgery. The accomplice posed as Nuby’s cousin and paid for the surgery using a stolen identity, court records show. While it’s rare for someone to use a pilfered identity to pay for plastic surgery, it has happened before in Broward County. Read more on AZCentral.com