Woman steals ex-girlfriend's identity to land job

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South woman was charged with stealing her ex-girlfriend's identity to land a job.

Keona Boyd is charged with identity theft.

"My cousin came up here to get a job here yesterday and somebody was already working under her name," said the victim's cousin, Maria Tunstall.

According to an affidavit of complaint, Sanderia Tuggle attempted to re-activate her work file at Staff Line, a workforce supplier on Hickory Hill.  A manager told her she was already employed with the company and was placed at Technicolor on Lamar on September 29.

Tuggle was shown a picture of the woman who was using her name.  She identified her as Boyd, a woman she dated two years ago.

Body is charged with identity theft.  She posted a $25,000 bond.

"How can you hire somebody else under somebody else's name and information?" asked Tunstall.

A former employee said Staff Line's vetting process is marginal.

"They don't check for nothing," said former employee Kris Kash.

Experts offered advice for job seekers.

"A lot of it's common sense," said Nancy Crawford with the Better Business Bureau.  "Put your best foot forward, show up on time, smile when you enter the building."

Boyd has an arrest record.  She is due in court Wednesday.

Friday, Boyd's family members declined comment.

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