St. Louis Public Radio News
10:46 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Belleville woman accused of stealing IDs at nursing home

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A southwestern Illinois woman is accused of stealing the identities of people she was caring for at a nursing home.

Madison County prosecutors charged 37-year-old Cynthia Hill of
Belleville with two counts of aggravated identity theft.

Police say they began investigating in September when one
54-year-old alleged victim was denied Ameren Illinois services
because of an outstanding balance topping $1,300. Investigators say
that account was opened while that person was at the nursing home
where Hill worked.

Police say they later found two other alleged victims, ages 76
and 61.

Hill doesn't have a listed home telephone number. Court records
don't indicate whether she has an attorney.

She is free on $50,000 bond.