Alaska woman must pay $18,000 for identity theft

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FAIRBANKS - An Alaska woman convicted of identity theft in 2004 has lost her appeal over restitution for about $18,000 in wages earned while lying about her professional nursing credentials.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that 51-year-old Becky Hunter obtained nursing licenses in Alaska using the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and credentials of two nurses who live in New York and Canada.

Hunter used the credentials to get hired as a school nurse at University Park School for about three months, and at a U.S. Department of Labor office, where she worked for about a year. She also had other employers.

Hunter had argued in her federal appeal that her restitution order should have deducted the value of the services provided that did not require a nursing license.

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