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ID Theft Ring Targets The Elderly

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

Police say they got suspicious when collection agencies started contacting nursing home residents about big purchases and cash advances.

An investigation led them to two women: Kimberly Knight, 32, who worked at Carmel Manor nursing home in Fort Thomas and Latoya Bounds, 32, hired by Atria Highland Crossing in Fort Wright.

Bounds was allegedly able to get a wealth of information in less than a full days work. She was let go just after hours on the job.

"We believe in that short period of time she was there, she had access to that information and got it", said Assistant County attorney, Andrew Berghausen.

Police say Bounds used a fake name to get the job. She is still on the loose. Knight will be sentenced next week.

Investigators say the ID theft ring involved several other people and may include other nursing homes in the Cincinnati area. Four people have been arrested, two are still on the loose.


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