A Beattyville woman obtained identity information from two women and used it to steal more than $50,000 in student loans, Kentucky State Police have charged.
Marsha Cook, 51, was arrested and charged with identity theft and theft by deception involving $10,000 or more, state police said.
Cook previously had worked in the homes of both women as a home health nurse, troopers said.
Police said Cook created an email address and a federal student loan profile to apply for student loans, using the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers of the two victims.
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Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested Cook on Friday, based on information gathered in an investigation by state police at the Richmond post.
The investigation is continuing, police said Tuesday.