Woman tries avoiding hospital bill by using false name
Jan. 24, 2018
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City woman has pleaded no contest to defrauding a Pierre hospital in 2014 by using a false name.
Authorities say 44-year-old Debra Sigler used the name Debra Moreland while getting medical care including surgery at Avera St. Mary's Hospital to try to avoid a $65,000 bill.
The Capital Journal reports she pleaded no contest to a grand theft charge on Tuesday. The court treats it the same as a guilty plea.
Sigler could face up to five years in prison, along with restitution. She wasn't immediately sentenced.
Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com