FL: Ex-teacher faces prison after pleading guilty to ID theft

Jon Burstein reports:

A former high school teacher faces up to five years in prison after federal authorities say she pilfered the identities of past Broward School District students.

Sheyla Diaz, 44, pleaded guilty on Friday to a single count of identity theft. She resigned in January from her job as a social sciences teacher at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek.

During a five-week span in the summer of 2008, she opened or attempted to open 17 credit card accounts using seven different people’s identities, court documents show. Six of the victims were former students of Monarch High School or Plantation High School, according to federal prosecutors.

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