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FRIDAY - July 10, 2009

NURSE’S AID SENTENCED FOR FRAUD

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan, sentenced KELLY MIDGETTE, 40, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 40 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release. MIDGETTE was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,848.91. The 40-month term of imprisonment was an upward departure from the guideline range.A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on January 8, 2009. On March 2, 2009, MIDGETTE pled guilty to access device fraud.

In August 2007, Cary Police learned that MIDGETTE took $1,400.00 from a senior citizen living in an assisted living facility. MIDGETTE, who had been hired in mid-2007 as a nurse’s aid, converted the money for her own use.

Further investigation revealed that between August 12, 2007, and September 18, 2007, MIDGETTE presented four forged credit card convenience checks totaling $5,050.00, drawn on the victim’s Barclay’s Bank and Washington Mutual Bank accounts for deposit into MIDGETTE’s accounts held at RBC Bank.

When interviewed in November 2007, MIDGETTE admitted to forging and cashing the credit card convenience checks.

Investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Felice McConnell Corpening served as prosecutor for the government

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