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Woman steals ID to get six-figure job, but can't do the work

3 years 5 months 2 days ago Friday, April 20 2018 Apr 20, 2018 April 20, 2018 2:12 PM April 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a senior position with a six-figure salary, but her scheme had a flaw: She couldn't do the work.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced by email Friday that a St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated just 15 minutes before convicting Cindy White of Slidell of identity theft. A company hired White in 2015 as a human resources manager at $95,000 a year, and promoted her five months later to a $105,000 position as senior human resources director.

Montgomery says her fraud was exposed after the company realized she was delegating much of her work. Investigators found she had copied another woman's resume from LinkedIn and stolen her identity numbers from another website.

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