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Tucson woman sentenced in identity theft case

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman who admitted stealing the identities of 15 patients while working at an oncology office has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Veronica Astorga Carmona pleaded guilty in August to one count of taking the identity of another.

Pima County prosecutors say Carmona could have received probation or up to 8.75 years in prison when she was sentenced Monday.

Authorities say a cancer patient gave his credit card to Carmona following a June 25 appointment at Arizona Oncology in Oro Valley.

Later that day, the man discovered his credit card had been used to pay Carmona's $983 rent and buy a $350 speaker system.

Detectives searched Carmona's house and found items that had recently been purchased at various stores along with credit cards in other women's names.

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