Posted: Jun 25, 2013 7:12 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jun 25, 2013 7:13 PM
BILLINGS - Angela Corson Smith of Billings, the woman suspected of posing as a healthcare worker, faces eight charges that could send her to federal prison.
Smith, 32, appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, false statements to a bank, and five counts of wire fraud scheme.
The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation into Smith's alleged actions.
If convicted, penalties could include up to 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, as well as an additional five years of supervised release on both bank fraud charge and false statements to a bank charge.
The penalties for each charge of wire fraud scheme could mean up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
The aggravated identity theft charge makes an addition mandatory two year imprisonment that is consecutive to any other sentence.
Smith pled not guilty to all charges.
In April 2013, Smith was the subject of an investigation as healthcare facilities in Billings sent photos alerting staff of an impostor nurse.
Her charges on Tuesday did not reflect any connection to the April incidents.
(April 30, 2013) A woman who appears to be posing as a healthcare worker in Billings has the community concerned.
Photos of her in the halls of Billings Clinic were released to Billings healthcare facilities this week.
The Billings Police Department has identified the woman as Angela Corson-Smith.
An internal memo to employees of St. Vincent Healthcare sent out by the hospital's safety department identified Corson-Smith allegedly masquerading as a healthcare worker in the hospital.
A complaint about the suspect alerted the Billings Police Department last week.
She performed rounds with physicians on a number of occasions during her time at Billings Clinic.