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Crime & Courts

Woman accused of exploiting patients freed on signature

Dominique L. Roberts, 26, of Chicago
Dominique L. Roberts, 26, of Chicago

SYCAMORE – A Chicago woman facing dozens of identity theft charges is free on her signature.

Dominique L. Roberts, 26, of the 3400 block of South Giles Avenue has several active cases, and most recently was released on her signature Tuesday on the most recent charge she faces, aggravated identity theft.

If convicted, she could face two to five years in prison.

Police say in court records that on multiple occasions in January 2017, Roberts used driver’s licenses, credit cards, Medicare cards and a uniformed services card to create accounts with payment processing companies, loan companies, and to get credit cards.

The records show Roberts was
a nurse for numerous elderly victims, and that when she was arrested in April 2017, many photos of
such private materials were found
on her phone.

Records show that in one particular case in January 2016, Roberts used an ID of her 85-year-old client to create a fake PayPal account for another client, who was 89, and then tried to send $500 to herself.

Roberts was convicted in December 2016 of retail theft, after police say she stole items from the DeKalb Walmart and then provided a false name.

She then had been sentenced to
18 months of conditional discharge, 120 days in jail and 100 hours of public service.

Roberts is free on $500 bail, which she posted in one of her cases
and includes 24 counts of identity theft.

She’s due back in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 14.

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