Posed as a 22-Year-Old
Today’s Sunday Sermon
A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to stealing her daughter’s identity to attend college and collect financial aid. Laura A. Oglesby, 48, ruined the younger woman’s credit, a police chief reportedly said. Sentencing is pending for social security fraud.
“By pleading guilty today, Oglesby admitted that she fraudulently applied for a Social Security card on Jan. 14, 2016, using the personal identity information of another person, identified in court documents as ‘L.A.H.,” the U..S. Department of Justice said. “Based upon her false representations, the Social Security Administration issued a Social Security card to Oglesby in another person’s name.”
“Using the stolen identity of L.A.H., Oglesby applied for and received financial aid to attend University A,” authorities said. “Oglesby obtained $9,400 in federal student loans, $5,920 in Pell Grants, $337 for books purchased at University A’s bookstore, and $1,863 in finance charges.”
Chief Jamie Perkins of the Mountain View Police Department said “Everybody believed it. She even had boyfriends that believed that she was that age: 22 years old.”
Her story unraveled in August 2018, after the Mountain View Police Department was contacted by the authorities in Arkansas. They were searching for Ms. Oglesby, who they said had stolen Ms. Hays’s identity in that state in 2017 to commit financial fraud and embezzle more than $25,000. The authorities in Arkansas told the Mountain View police that they believed that Ms. Oglesby had been living under the fake identity in Mountain View, Mo., a city about 40 miles north of the Missouri-Arkansas state line.