This lady from Elgin, Illinois has been charged with using a 94-year-old woman's credit card for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant. And congratulations are in order, because she's pregnant.
A pregnant hairdresser accused of bilking an elderly client from Lisle and using the money to cover purchases from a sperm bank has pleaded not guilty to identity theft and financial crimes charges, according to DuPage County prosecutors. Jenifer Perik, 42, of Elgin, was arraigned Monday before Judge John Kinsella. Perik is accused of making about $6,000 in unauthorized purchases on the credit card of one of her hair clients, a 94-year-old woman. She was arrested earlier this month. At a subsequent bond reduction hearing, it was revealed that about half of the unauthorized purchases were for sperm from a clinic that has offices in Virginia and Maryland. The website for the clinic advertises its high-quality donors and says that only 1 in 200 candidates are accepted. Perik is believed to have paid about $3,000 to have three to five samples shipped to Illinois, Assistant State's Attorney Diane Michalak said at Perik's bond reduction hearing. The hairdresser is about seven weeks pregnant, Michalak said, but the prosecutor said she didn't know whether it was as a result of in vitro fertilization. She is free on bond and her next court appearance is set for June 5. Authorities allege that Perik used the elderly woman's Discover card information to make about 35 unauthorized purchases between August and December last year. The woman's daughter noticed suspicious transactions on her mother's statements.Jenifer was released on $75,000 bail. If convicted (ahem, when she's convicted) she faces up to 15 years in prison.
source: Chicago Tribune