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Gulfport woman accused in identity theft of hospice patient

GULFPORT — Police say a Gulfport woman is accused of using a hospice patient’s identity to set up an account for cable services.

Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells The Sun Herald 37-year-old Melissa Nicole Suttles was arrested Tuesday after identifying her as the one who used a woman’s personal information without her permission.

McDaniel says a complaint filed in January said the victim did not know who had used her information to set up a cable account.

He says Suttles was working for a hospice service assigned to care for the woman.

Suttles was booked at the Harrison County jail and was released on a $50,000 bond.

Jail officials couldn’t provide the name of a defense attorney to comment on the charges.


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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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