Laura OglesbyThe 48-year-old, from Missouri, is now at risk of imprisonment after admitting she stole her daughter Lauren Hayes Identity to secure student loans, enroll in university – and dating young people.
Stole the identity of the daughter for two years
The mother pretended to be her daughter for more than two years, which turned out to be a widespread scam. She managed to deceive both the federal government and local residents in the small town of Mountain View in the United States, which was reported by the New York Post.
In 2016, Laura Oglesby applied for a Social Security card in her daughter’s name – something she quickly received in the mail.
Mother made little boyfriends
At the time, the fraudster was 43 years old, but when she managed to snatch her daughter’s identity, she claimed that her name was Lauren Hayes and she was only 22 years old.
Then the mother began seducing young men who had no idea that she was nearly two decades older than her.
“Everyone believed in that,” says her boss. “She even had friends who thought she was that age: 22.” Jimmy Perkins In the Mountain View Police Department to The New York Times.
Portrayed as the daughter on Snapchat
The 48-year-old had a Snapchat account where she pretended to be the daughter and used several filters on her face to look young.
“I totally adopted a younger lifestyle: clothes, makeup, personality. I totally assumed you’d be a younger guy in her early twenties,” says the investigator, Stetson Schwen According to the New York Post.
He went to university and got a student loan
Meanwhile, the mother was also able to apply for a driver’s license in her daughter’s name and register at Southwest Baptist University.
After I applied for financial support, I also got a student loan of 9,400 USD, which is about 85,000 SEK, and I was able to get another financial support of more than 70,000 SEK.
Found 2 years later
After more than two years, she was accepted.
It was in August 2018 when authorities in Arkansas contacted Mountain View police who suspected the mother had committed financial fraud using her daughter’s name.
At first he denied Laura Oglesby on the crime but then confessed to fraud.
Compensation must be paid to the daughter
Now the mother risks five years behind bars without parole after pleading guilty to a case of intentionally providing false information.
She also has to pay $17,521, which is about $158,528, to her daughter, Lauren Hayes and Southwest Baptist University.
The daughter has yet to speak about the mother’s scam, according to New York Post.
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