Stolen records, ID lead to TV shopping spree
Gary V. Murry of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette staff reports:
A Sutton woman will undergo a psychological evaluation after admitting in court yesterday that she used personal information from a cancer patientâ€™s stolen medical records to buy about $2,500 worth of collectible coins from a home shopping network.
Charlotte A. Boehm, 55, formerly of Hopedale and Milford, used records stolen from Milford Regional Medical Center to set up a credit account in the cancer patientâ€™s name in 2005 and fraudulently purchased a silver proof coin set valued at $2,493 from ShopNBC, according to Assistant District Attorney John A. Oâ€™Leary.
Those charges are not the only ones she is facing.
In the pending case, Ms. Boehm allegedly used othersâ€™ credit card information to buy about $70,000 worth of jewels from GemsTV. Prosecutors say the purchases were made with the credit card numbers of customers of Potpourri Inc., a catalog and Web retail company, where Ms. Boehm had held a sales position. Ms. Boehm also was found to be in possession of medical records stolen from three area hospitals, according to Mr. Oâ€™Leary.
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