Laurel Couple Charged with Identity Theft and Health Care Fraud

Nov 01, 2013 -- 3:52pm

A Laurel couple has been arrested for identity theft and health care fraud.  State Police say 28 year old Kara Murphy and 33 year old Jason Shapiro stole the identity of a 36 year old woman and used it to get prescription drugs in her name.  The victim called her pharmacy to check on a prescription when the pharmacist asked her about a different prescription which she said she didn’t know anything about.   The drug store told her about 7 dates the medication was filled – dating back to December of 2012.  Video surveillance showed Murphy as the primary suspect – she was arrested Thursday and Shapiro was arrested later in the day after police determined that he conspired with Murphy to commit the crimes. Both are being held in default of $9000 secured bond.

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