Shannon Lee had already pleaded guilty to fraud and burglary charges in connection with renting out foreclosed homes she didn't own, so you might assume she'd had her fill of trouble with the law.
But after the Maryland woman didn’t show up for sentencing July 11, saying she was sick, it was soon discovered that old habits may be dying hard for Lee.
The doctor's note she submitted to back up her illness claim?
It was fake, prosecutors said.
“The attending physician and the admitting physician who are listed on the paperwork hadn’t practiced at that hospital in over two years," state’s attorney spokesman John Erzen told WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., "and further, the actual paperwork itself was not even the correct paperwork for that hospital for discharge information."
Going out with gusto, Lee also listed a UPS store in Clinton, Maryland — about 15 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. — as her home address on her medical paperwork, according to court documents.
She's expected to be sentenced in August. Lee faces 25 years in prison, WRC added.
Here's a report on her burglary and fraud operation: