SAN ANTONIO -

An identity theft suspect is accused of using another woman’s name and credentials to obtain a nursing job at a private medical center near Our Lady of the Lake University.

Toni Stringfellow, 53, was arrested Monday on charges of tampering with government records and fraudulent use of identifying information. An arrest affidavit stated Stringfellow was already in custody for a previous offense.

The affidavit stated Stringfellow used another woman’s name to apply for a job, and then was hired as director of nursing at McCullough Hall Nursing, Inc.

Online information shows the private, non-profit medical center is located adjacent to the campus of OLLU.

The affidavit stated that two supervisors at the facility said they conducted extensive background checks and verified credentials before hiring Stringfellow, but it was all based on the other woman’s information. 

They said she presented a temporary state ID card , which later was found to be a forgery, and Social Security card with the other woman’s name, the affidavit stated.

OLLU police began questioning Stringfellow in May after several employees reported that their credit cards had been stolen and used at several locations in the city right around the same time when she was hired, the affidavit stated.

Stringfellow allowed officers to search her purse for the stolen credit cards at which time they found a Texas state ID card bearing her real name, the affidavit stated.

San Antonio police were later called in to investigate. According to the affidavit, Stringfellow admitted to detectives that she used the other woman’s information without out her permission.

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