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Using her mother-in-law's identity, a Schuylkill County woman s...

There are 28 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 17, 2009, titled Using her mother-in-law's identity, a Schuylkill County woman s.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

When the stepdaughter graduated, she refused to have anything to do with the bill Debra M. Rogers, 51, of Coaldale had incurred.

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Easily Amused

Allentown, PA

#1 Jan 17, 2009
EVERY time Stephen Baratta's name is in the paper it is because he has delivered some arrogant, holier than thou tirade on a defendant. I'm going to crush you? What a jerk!
Talking about the family she married into? Have a little restraint for goodness sake.
The worst part is that this self-important, pompous tool thinks that the people in his courtroom care about his personal rants that are delivered in addition to his sentences.
Shut up and do your job!
John

Hazleton, PA

#2 Jan 17, 2009
when are they going to catch the millions of illegal aliens that are doing this?
Harry da Hat

Allentown, PA

#3 Jan 17, 2009
Maybe she could run for VP on the Republican ticket next election.
Fairness in healthcare

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Jan 17, 2009
Obviously this woman needs to be punished for what she did. I won't even get into the family story.

What I do want to comment about is that I find it ironic she's being denied access to necessary medical care with her cancer condition.

We have murderers sitting on death row that get better accommodation for whatever trumped up circumstances they can muster.

To me, this aspect of her punishment is unfair and cruel. I hope the judge will accommodate her needed treatment in some way or he should be reviewed for unnecessarily risking the health of a prisoner.
Medical Treatment

Greenwich, NJ

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Good luck taxpayers! The forward thinking judge has just transferred the cost of her medical treatment to the taxpayers!

She will get her needed medical treatment through the prison system and now the taxpayer will be on the hook for the bill!

Maybe it isn't the prisoner who needs to be crushed!

Since: Jan 09

Tamaqua, PA

#7 Jan 17, 2009
If she needs blood tranfsions her cancer is a serious matter.Treatment of her cancer is going to cost a lot $90,000.00. Let's see, free cancer treatment for 2 1/2 years and afree college education for your kid,plus room and board for the defendent for 2 1/2 years. Doubt if she could have paid for these things at $5.00 per hour . Who says crime does'nt pay. Where's Ron Mania?

Since: Jan 09

Tamaqua, PA

#8 Jan 17, 2009
meant to say treatment of her cancer is going to cost a lot MORE than $90,000.00.
taylor1277

Hightstown, NJ

#9 Jan 17, 2009
why not they both knew about it,if i commit a crime with someone else, we both go to jail,what about being anaccomplish to theft,sounds funny that they all didnt go to jail,they could have turned her in if they knew
Amused Crack-er

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Jan 17, 2009
John wrote:
when are they going to catch the millions of illegal aliens that are doing this?
They can't because that would be racist and an infringement on their Constitutional rights. Blech...
Good Morning

Whitehall, PA

#11 Jan 17, 2009
Easily Amused wrote:
EVERY time Stephen Baratta's name is in the paper it is because he has delivered some arrogant, holier than thou tirade on a defendant. I'm going to crush you? What a jerk!
Talking about the family she married into? Have a little restraint for goodness sake.
The worst part is that this self-important, pompous tool thinks that the people in his courtroom care about his personal rants that are delivered in addition to his sentences.
Shut up and do your job!
And this article is about WHO?
net surfer

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2009
Good Morning wrote:
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And this article is about WHO?
Baratta is the judge that can't properly discharge the duties of the position. If the woman is guilty then sentence her appropriately. There's no need to pontificate from the bench. The law is intended to be unbiased. Baratta needs to shut his mouth and conduct himself without letting personal opinion affect his decisions.

Anyone know when the fool is up for re-election?
Judy

Trexlertown, PA

#13 Jan 17, 2009
Unbelievable. The husband knew she was stealing from HIS mother and kept his mouth shut. He is a scumball. The daughter should have stopped it and taken out loans like everyone else does. What a sad a pathetic story.
JUICY

Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Jan 17, 2009
WELL I KNOW THE FAMILY VERY WELL AND LET ME TELL ALL OF YOU, THE STEPMOTHER HAS HAD SKIN CANCER FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS, SHE IS PERFECTLY FINE AND WILL LIVE, SHE HAS BEEN RECEIVING TREATMENTS FOR THIS CANCER. THE FATHER AND STEPDAUGHTER HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS GOING ON ALONG WITH THE OTHER 3 STEP CHILDREN IN THE HOME. THE WOMEN HAS BEEN A LIER, AND HAS LIED TO THE JUDGE ALONG WITH THE LAWYER BECAUSE OF WHAT WAS PRINTED IN THE PAPER WAS NOT THE TRUTH AND WAS HER STATEMENT TO THE JUDGE WHICH WAS COMPLETELY WRONG. HER FAMILY(NOT THE FAMILY SHE HAS MARRIED INTO) HAS NOT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER SINCE THIS ALL STARTED. GET OVER IT SHE IS SERVING HER TIME FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE TO HER FAMILY ALONG WITH HERSELF.
SHE HAS RIPPED THE FAMILY APART IS SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, SO STOP MAKING HER LOOK LIKE THE VICTIM AND THINK OF THE FAMILY THAT HAS HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS HORRIBLE TIME.
SAMANTHA_MORGAN

Wilmington, DE

#15 Jan 17, 2009
Let me set this STRAIGHT. I was the second victim in this crime. I have been working for the last 2 1/2 years trying to clear my name of my STOLEN IDENTITY. I did not give her permission to use my name NOR did I receive any of this money. I submitted my own police statements, forgery affidavits to the companies involved, and even dealt with the regional FBI office. It was determined between the agent I worked with and the detective of Palmer Township that Palmer would be the arresting department. The statement she gave to the police department was ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. And I will be setting this straight with both the District Attorney and the 'honorable' Judge Baratta. I was never asked to appear, or even give any kind of other statement regarding this case after her arrest and I find it completely disrespectful and unprofessional the way my personal name was once again tainted.
The way my name was used in this completely slanderous way makes me absolutely ill. Both my grandmother and I have been working very closely TOGETHER trying to clear our names from what this heinous 'person' did to our family. She was the poison that got into our family and has severely damaged our relationships.
SAMANTHA_MORGAN

Wilmington, DE

#16 Jan 17, 2009
Willie from West Virginia wrote:
If she needs blood tranfsions her cancer is a serious matter.Treatment of her cancer is going to cost a lot $90,000.00. Let's see, free cancer treatment for 2 1/2 years and afree college education for your kid,plus room and board for the defendent for 2 1/2 years. Doubt if she could have paid for these things at $5.00 per hour . Who says crime does'nt pay. Where's Ron Mania?
Just so you are aware, I have LEGITIMATE college loans that I have consolidated and continue to make payments. All of these loans in this case were out of my hands and completely without my knowledge.
PXW

Plainfield, NJ

#17 Jan 17, 2009
Being that I know the stepdaughter as one would a best friend, this is completely ridiculous. The "awful" stepdaughter found out because she tried buying a cell phone and her credit (which she knew to be clean paying her bills on time) was completely shredded by this woman who stole money in both her and her grandmother's names. The "student loans" refer to the money stolen under the stepdaughter's name. Debbie can rot in jail and croak along with the father for all I care. I love how you don't get your facts straight before you print stories Riley Yates, how much investigation did you do beyond listen to this judge jabber and the lies Debbie puked out about the situation? Care to hear how this has made the stepdaughter's life hellish for years to come? Clearing her name in this all after she finds out from nowhere she owes over 100 thousand dollars in loans? You and the judge should be stuffed in the cell with Debbie and the father, NOT the stepdaughter. Poor caner patient, she gave it to her stepdaughter... I don't believe that one bit. The stepdaughter is brighter than you think and is quite upstanding. Again, a lack of investigation rookie Yates or you might already know this. Such a shame we are informed by sheep who take the word of criminals for truth. For those close to the stepdaughter, I would say for us all that this article, acting and pity card played by Debbie, the judge making a claim about the stepdaughter that is supposedly "responsible" for some of this without even having HER testify on top of the fact that some no-brained reporter goes and smears this all over a newspaper is beyond infuriating.

Since: Jun 08

The Lehigh Valley

#18 Jan 18, 2009
Well, hopefully, Samantha will be seeking a lawyer's help.
SAMANTHA_MORGAN

Wilmington, DE

#19 Jan 18, 2009
Lehigh Valley Forever wrote:
Well, hopefully, Samantha will be seeking a lawyer's help.
I've already had a lawyer on my side through all of this. I'm astounded that the information I filed was lost or ignored. I was able to clear my credit of this and I will also fix this public humiliation as well.

bottom line: DEBRA ROGERS IS A LYING CONNIVING CRIMINAL.
Bishop McNamara

Allentown, PA

#20 Jan 18, 2009
This scenario and the comments within sounds like the remake of a loony tune. Coaldale must be a land for the strange and incompetant. Maybe the goverment will relocate Guantamono prison there, or erect another "Cu-Cu's Nest".
stopTheMadness

United States

#21 Jan 18, 2009
John wrote:
when are they going to catch the millions of illegal aliens that are doing this?
A brilliant post! Thank you.

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