Edgewater Woman Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Used Victim’s Stolen Identity to Obtain Narcotic Pain Killers from 85 Different Emergency Rooms in 11 States Within 6 Weeks;
Caused Local Arrest Warrant to be Wrongly Issued in Victim’s Name

APRIL 28, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Belinda Marie Glock, age 33, of Edgewater, Maryland, today to three years and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the plea agreement, on November 24, 2006, a woman lost her wallet, including her Maryland driver’s license, social security card, credit cards, and cash, at a supermarket in McHenry, Maryland. Shortly after that, she became aware that three of her credit cards were being fraudulently used, including the purchase of two rings totaling $1,613.82 in Garrett County, Maryland.

Further investigation revealed that from November 24, 2006, until January 5, 2007, Glock visited 85 different hospitals and health care providers in 11 states, using the victim’s identity in an effort to obtain prescription pain medication. Specifically, Glock visited emergency rooms at hospitals, complaining of lower back pain and stiffness in an effort to obtain narcotic pain medications such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Percocet. Glock would identify herself as the victim to the triage nurse or admitting official, using the victim’s home address in McHenry, Maryland as the billing address. If asked for identification, Glock presented the victim’s Maryland driver’s license and/or social security card to hospital personnel.

The victim has received multiple bills from the hospitals and health care providers. In one instance in Washington County, Maryland, the hospital swore out an arrest warrant for the victim for non-payment of its bills.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the United States Secret Service, Maryland State Police and Garrett County Bureau of Investigation for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.



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