WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Guard your personal identity information with your life, or you could end-up like the victim in a case which has resulted in the indictment of 28-year-old Robert Hardesty of Mansfield. }}" />

   
 
 
Mansfield Man Accused Of Stealing Identity To Obtain Drugs

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/22/2014

Guard your personal identity information with your life, or you could end-up like the victim in a case which has resulted in the indictment of 28-year-old Robert Hardesty of Mansfield.

He's charged with 14 counts of Identity Fraud, six counts of Deception to Obtain Dangerous Drugs, and four counts of Forgery. This after the victim reported to Lexington Police he was receiving bills for prescriptions and medical treatments he did not seek.

First Assistant Richland County Prosecutor Bambi Couch-Page says Hardesty had used the victim's name, social security number, date of birth, and health insurance.

The victim says he does not know Hardesty, or how he got his personal information. Hardesty faces up to sixteen years in prison if convicted of all charges. Accidentally signing his own name for one of the prescriptions also helped authorities identify Hardesty.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The Library's Board of Trustees is requesting a 1.75 Mil Levy be placed on the May Ballot. Full Story
Image1 Two men face charges after being caught trying to throw contraband over the fence surrounding one of Mansfield's two prisons. Full Story
 
Image1 Three-hundred first through fourth graders at Dowds Elementary School in Shelby make their annual contribution to feeding needy families during the holidays. Full Story
Image1 A local Christmas tree grower is about to enjoy a great honor, a trip to the White House. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Sugargrove Tree Farm Owner Going To White House

Shelby School Board OK's Pay Hike For Substitute Teachers

Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

Displaced Stimens Apartment Residents Receiving Donations

Famous Family Psychologist Visits Mansfield

Man arrested after burglary investigation leads to chase

High Wind WARNING

More News