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Probable Cause Found In Milwaukee County Identity Theft Case


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that on March 3, 2009, Conswela Taylor, 33, of 1213 N. 30th Street, Milwaukee, was bound over for trial in Milwaukee County on two counts of unauthorized use of an individual's personal identifying information, in court case number 2009-CF-0690.


The charges stem from Taylor's employment at the Wahner House, a community based residential facility in Brown Deer.  According to the criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice, Taylor used the name and social security number of a resident at the facility to obtain telephone services at Taylor's own residence and for her own use.  The theft was discovered when Taylor called the Wahner House from her residence and the name on the caller ID was that of Pamela E., a resident at the facility.  Wendy Bond, the Director of Operations for the Mt. Castle Corporation which owns Wahner House, asked Taylor about the name on the caller ID.  Taylor denied her phone account was in any way associated with the victim, Pamela E.  However, documentation Taylor submitted to Bond reflects the name Pamela E. as being used to obtain MCI telephone services to Taylor's home address.


This matter has been scheduled for an arraignment on March 24, 2009, in front of Judge Dennis Cimpl, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 19.  A trial date has not yet been scheduled.


A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of violation of a criminal law.  The defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence until or unless proven guilty.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dfort of the Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit.