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Illinois woman accused of stealing boss's identity to obtain credit in her name

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URBANA, Illinois — A central Illinois woman is accused of stealing her boss's identity to obtain credit.

Forty-three-year-old Laura Huber of Mattoon was arraigned Friday on four counts of financial identity theft. She pleaded not guilty.

There is no public phone listing for her and she could not be reached for comment. Her public defender also could not be reached.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1Aut1UA ) that Huber worked as an assistant to a real estate agent and had regular access to her bank details because she was in charge of paying bills.

Among the accusations, prosecutors say she made 150 unauthorized charges on her boss's business account totaling nearly $39,000. They say she also transferred some $27,000 into her own checking account.

If found guilty, she faces up to 15 years in prison.


Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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