FL: Tamarac woman says she stole ID to replace breast implants, furnish condo

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.

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