ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to getting nearly $100,000 from an insurance company by falsely claiming her young son had been repeatedly hospitalized.
Shirley Rae Owens, 30, of Arnold entered the plea to theft scheme on Tuesday. She faces up to five years in prison at sentencing Jan. 9.READ MORE: Who Is Manzie Smith, Man Accused Of Killing 69-Year-Old Evelyn Player?
Prosecutors say Owens, who had worked at the insurance company, had given birth to twins in 2007 and at first, one child, a boy, had medical issues after birth.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
The Capital of Annapolis reports that prosecutors say even though the boy did not need additional hospital stays, Owens continued to file claims.
Owens fraudulently claimed her son had 395 overnight stays at the hospital, totaling $99,500 in benefits.MORE NEWS: Laurel Park Cancels Racing This Weekend In Wake Of Reported Horse Fatalities
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