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Jul 17, 2013 8:35 PM by Q2 News

Billings woman suspected of posing as health care worker pleads guilty to separate federal charges

UPDATE: BILLINGS - A local woman is facing possible penalties of 30 years in prison, $1 million fine, and five years supervised release after pleading guilty to bank fraud Wednesday.

Angela Corson Smith, 32, sumbitted a home equity loan application in Oct. 2009 with Altana Federal Credit Union but forged signatures on power of attorney and all loan documents for the bank.

According to the release, some of the loan documents were not signed until May of 2010.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.

Smith was also investigated for the possible impersonation of a health care working at local facilities, although she has not been charged in relation to an imposter nurse Q2 reported in April.

She is currently released on special conditions. Those conditions were not detailed in the release.

BILLINGS - The woman suspected of posing as a health care worker faces eight charges that could send her to federal prison.

Angela Corson Smith of Billings, 32, appeared in court Tuesday on charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, false statements to a bank, and five counts of wire fraud scheme.

U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation into Smith's alleged actions. She is currently detained.

Penalties include a possible 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, as well as an additional 5 years of supervised release on both bank fraud charge and false statements to a bank charge.

The penalties for each charge of wire fraud scheme could mean 20 years in prison, $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

The aggravated identity theft charge makes an addition mandatory two year imprisonment that is consecutive to any other sentence.

Smith pled not guilty to all charges.

This past April, Smith was the subject of an investigation as health care facilities sent photos alerting staff of an impostor nurse.

Her charges today did not reflect any connection to the April incidents.

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