A woman accused of stealing the identity of a 94-year-old woman to finance a "tummy tuck" was sentenced to 8 years in prison today after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft at a Skokie courthouse.
charged last June in connection with a South Side identity theft ring. Also charged were her brother, Herman Campbell, 26, and Moore's 63-year-old mother, Corine Moore, both of the 7300 block of South Troy Street.
Moore was discovered by authorities when she tried to make a suspicious purchase at Neimen Marcus in June of 2010, said Cook County state's attorney's office spokesman Andy Conklin. Police were called to the store and found 17 credit cards in different names in her possession, Conklin said.
Later, police executed a search warrant at Moore's residence and found several credit cards and evidence of bank accounts in numerous identities, he said.
When a second warrant was issued for the Troy Street address, police said they found more fraudulent evidence. Moore's mother was charged with one count of felony identity theft, and her brother with felony theft/control of stolen property.
Moore used the elderly woman's identity to open a health care credit card she used to fund a tummy tuck procedure in October of 2009, officials said.
The cases against Moore's mother and brother are still pending.