Identity theft suspect arrested in suburbs

February 4, 2008 2:30:05 PM PST
A woman accused of assuming the identities of students on several college campuses has been arrested in Tinley Park.Esther Elizabeth Reed, 29, allegedly stole the identities of students at Harvard, Cal State Fullerton and Columbia University.

Investigators say she got more than $100,000 in fraudulent student loans.

According to the Secret Service, Reed is expected to appear in federal court in Chicago Monday.

She will face charges of swindling, mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.