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ID theft sentencing



Published: Wed, July 17, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



ID theft sentencing

CLEVELAND -- Rosemary Delgado of Youngstown was sentenced in federal court here Tuesday to 30 months in prison for her part in an identity theft scheme.

Delgado, 42, of Ravine Road, pleaded guilty to using a confidential patient list from Sharon Regional Health System to acquire names and Social Security numbers, then ordering phone service from Ameritech in those names.

She sold the phones to friends in the Youngstown, Liberty and Hubbard areas.

The 200 to 300 phones were used for about three months, incurring substantial long-distance fees.

Ameritech reported a loss of about $508,000, the government said.

Delgado had nine accomplices, all of whom have pleaded guilty.

Victim identified

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 15-year-old girl killed by a gunshot wound to the head around 12:40 a.m. Monday has been identified as Ashley Keene of New Castle, according to the Mahoning County coroner's office. The girl was killed in a car on Interstate 680 when gunfire erupted from another car.

Plans for schools

CAMPBELL -- The board of education discussed plans for Memorial High School, Reed Middle School and Penhale Elementary. The board will seek bids for sound and security systems for the high school. Superintendent James Ciccolelli said the equipment includes advanced video surveillance throughout the school, except in the restrooms and classrooms. The board also approved loose furnishing purchases, such as student desks and cafeteria tables, totaling more than $446,000. The new high school is scheduled to open in November.

Variances approved

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city's board of zoning appeals approved variances Tuesday for two new elementary schools in Youngstown. For the new Taft Elementary School on Gibson Street, the board approved variances to permit the building to be constructed on a 4.14-acre site instead of the city's minimum lot requirement for schools of 10 acres, as well as waivers on rules pertaining to side yard and front setback space. For the new West Elementary School on South Schenley Avenue, the board approved variances on rules regarding front setback and side yard space.

Plea to conserve water

CANFIELD -- Homeowners in St. Angela Place off Shields Road are asked to voluntarily conserve water. Trustee William Reese said sprinklers timed for the morning hours, between 8 and 10 a.m., are the main cause for a water shortage during the dry weather. Reese advised residents to adjust their sprinkler timers to run during the middle of the night, and refrain from turning them on between 8 a.m. and noon.

Man eludes police

CAMPBELL -- Police are looking for a man who led them on a foot chase this morning, eluding officers from Campbell, Struthers and Lowellville. Officers responded at 6:25 a.m. to a complaint of domestic violence between a father and son on Decmar Street. The 41-year-old father told police he attempted to keep his 18-year-old son out of the house, but the son kicked the rear door off its hinges and proceeded to kick him in the stomach and arm.

Police found the young man in the back yard, but when they told him he was under arrest on a charge of domestic violence, he took off through other yards. The man led police on a chase through the neighborhood, until officers lost sight of him in the Hamilton Street area.

Road worker's trial

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court deliberated all day Tuesday without reaching a decision on whether former Poland Township road worker Robert Swesey owes -- or is owed -- money over his marital status.

The township fired him in 1998 and is seeking more than $22,000 in spousal medical benefits he obtained from 1988 to 1996 after saying he was married to Ida Lewis.

He and Lewis were formally married in 1996, but contend they had earlier had a common-law marriage.

Swesey is countersuing for $110,000 in lost wages.




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