Woman Accused of Using Sister's Identity

Woman Accused of Using Sister's Identity

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Sandy woman has been accused of assuming the identity of her sister to get bank loans, then filing for bankruptcy using the sister's name to conceal the fraud.

Thirty-six-year-old Linda Kay Richins is charged in a federal grand jury indictment with bank fraud, misuse of a Social Security number, false bankruptcy declaration and bankruptcy fraud.

The indictment alleges that Richins used her sister's Social Security number to get more than 33 thousand dollars for two car loans and a signature loan at three separate credit unions.

The indictment alleges she filed bankruptcy in February 2003, again using her sister's name and Social Security number.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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