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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Caregiver for Elderly Guilty of Identity Theft

Karen Priscilla Jones, a Lynchburg, Virginia woman, has been sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing the identities of the eldery persons for which she cared.  In fact, she pled guilty to eight counts of identity theft.

According to prosecutors, Jones used the identities of nine people she took care of to open credit card accounts and department store accounts and to obtain cell phones and cable TV.  Jones was also ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution.

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