South St. Paul woman accused of stealing daughter’s identity

Published 3:32 pm Saturday, March 21, 2015

ST. PAUL — A 35-year-old South St. Paul woman is accused of stealing her birth daughter’s name and Social Security number to set up utility accounts, claim unemployment and file taxes.

Jacquelyn Marie Savage is charged with felony identity theft.

Savage lost her parental rights in 1999 and a Ramsey County judge later adopted the girl.

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The 19-year-old birth daughter realized something was wrong when she was denied a credit card and the state and IRS sent her letters. The criminal complaint says Savage admitted using the teen’s information.

The case is assigned to an Anoka County judge because of the victim’s connection to the Ramsey County judge.

No phone number could be located for Savage Saturday. It was unclear whether she has an attorney.