Police searching for woman in identity theft case


Wednesday, August 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Tulsa-AP) -- Police are having a difficult time apprehending a Tulsa woman charged with identity theft. They say that's because 34-year-old Rebecca Zoe Brown is probably continuing to commit fraud.

Brown has been charged in Tulsa County District Court with identity theft, obtaining merchandise by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument and unauthorized use of a credit card. Tulsa Police Sergeant Tony Cellino says that even though extensive paper trails are left in such crimes, suspects who repeatedly assume new names are that much more difficult to track down.

Brown had been an employee at SouthCrest Hospital. One known victim is a SouthCrest doctor. Cellino says investigators don't know if the suspect obtained the doctor's personal information from hospital records.