Tyeesha Dixon reports on a case involving medical ID theft:
An Anne Arundel County woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to fraud and identity theft after using a Garrett County woman’s credit cards and identification to buy jewelry and prescription painkillers in 11 states, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for Maryland.
Belinda Marie Glock, 33, of Edgewater could face life in prison for aggravated identity theft. She also pleaded guilty to credit card fraud.
According to the plea, a McHenry woman lost her wallet in a Garrett County grocery store in November. Shortly thereafter, she noticed that three of her credit cards had been used by someone to purchase two rings that cost more than $1,600.
Investigators discovered that from late November 2006 to early January 2007, Glock used the woman’s identity to attempt to get narcotic pain medication, including OxyContin and Percocet, from 85 hospitals and health care providers by complaining of lower back pain and stiffness.
The victim has received multiple bills, and one Washington County hospital had requested an arrest warrant for her for failing to pay bills.
Glock is scheduled to be sentenced April 28 by U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis.
Source: Baltimore Sun