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.
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.