Identity theft drug scheme spanned 11 states
In an update to a previous story, Scott Daughterty of The Capital reports:
The Garrett County woman didn’t have back pain.
She didn’t visit hospitals in 11 states to get prescription pain killers to help her cope.
Still, federal prosecutors said, the hospitals kept sending her bills demanding payment for those medications and services. One hospital in Washington County even went so far as to seek an arrest warrant for the woman when she refused to pay.
In a new twist on the now-commonplace crime of identity theft, an Edgewater woman used the Garrett County woman’s driver’s license to fraudulently obtain OxyContin, Oxycodone and Percocet from 85 hospitals in late 2006 and early 2007.
Belinda Marie Glock, 33, pleaded guilty April 11 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to aggravated identity theft and fraud. She was sentenced yesterday to three years and one day in federal prison. She faced up to life in prison.
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