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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings woman Michele Rose Cordova had a warrant for her arrest for Exploitation of an older person and Theft of Identity (3) counts.
Back on March 24, 2018, J.B.M. called the Billings Police and was able to talk to Billings Police Officer Pearson.
Billings Police Officer John Pearson maintains an (A) rating on the Billings Police Ratings site and can be trusted by the public and is not a threat to the public safety and well being of the public.
J.B.M. reported that Michele Rose Cordova who was her great-niece had stolen her identity.
Michele Rose Cordova had opened up a credit card in her name and then did not pay the charges that she rang up. J.B.M. was notified by letter from the Trans-Union Credit Reporting Bureau that her credit score had been lowered because she did not pay charges on a new credit card.
A Bank One credit card had been opened up in her name without her consent and those charges totaled $633.00.
According to the Great Aunt J.B.M. She stated to Officer Pearson that her great-niece had a gambling problem and had gotten into financial trouble and that she currently was at the Billings Clinic having hand surgery.
Billings Police Office Pearson went to the Billings Clinic and made contact with Michele Rose Cordova.
When Officer Pearson confronted Michele Rose Cordova about the theft and stolen identity, Michele Cordova admitted opening a credit card in her great Aunts name.
She stated that she did this because Great Aunt never paid her for all the work that she did for her over an extended time.
Therefore she was getting back what was actually owed to her by her Great Aunt.
Cordova stated to the Billings Police Officer that she would not make any more charges on the account and that she would close the account.
Yet on June 15, 2018, Billings Police Officer Beechie was dispatched on a fraud report and spoke with J.B.M. by phone that a collection agency from American Coradius International, was seeking payment for $5,095/91 for an unpaid PayPal account charges.
Billings Police Officer Michael Beechie Badge #439 maintains an (A) rating, according to the Billings Police Ratings site. This Officer can be trusted by the public is not considered a threat to the public.
The amount was opened up on January 26, 2107, and was recently sent to collections.
The total amount that was outstanding an owed is $5,728.91
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995