Man indicted, accused of stealing ID to get $20K in medical care

Man indicted for stealing ID for medical care

Jason Cooper, 37, of 540 W. Columbia St., has been indicted on felony identity fraud for allegedly stealing the identity of another man and using that information to receive more than $20,000 of medical treatment from Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to court records.

Cooper was arrested June 3 by Springfield police. He allegedly used the stolen identity and medical information and was treated at SRMC 10 times between April and August 2013, according to a municipal court affidavit. Cooper reportedly admitted to police he stole the information from his girlfriend’s ex-husband through divorce papers at the woman’s home, the affidavit states.

He will be arraigned in a common pleas court room later this week and is currently booked in the Clark County Jail on a $5,000 bond set during his municipal court arraignment, in which he pleaded not guilty to the fraud charge.

Clark County Prosecutor Andrew Wilson also reports the Clark County Grand Jury met Monday and handed down the following indictments:

James M Tate III, 34, 1816 Lagonda Ave., Apt A, trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin

Shawncy Rowland, 25, 1225 Gonder St., felonious assault.

Jeffery Brooks, 45, 822 Selma Road, two counts of domestic violence.

Marcus January, 35, 1565 W. Clark St., four counts of felonious assault.

Larry Lamar Walker, 65, 408 W. Johnny Lytle Ave., possession of heroin and possession of cocaine.

David E. Barney, 51, 703 N. Limestone St., receiving stolen property.

Adam Murnahan, 26, 528 W. High St., failure to register a change of address.

Desmond Lavar Perymon, 19, 312 Sturgeon St., carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs.

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