Nurse charged in I.D. theft case

Toni McGragh Terry

Toni McGragh Terry

Nassau Bay Police, along with the Lakeview Police Department have arrested Toni McGragh Terry for credit card abuse.

The initial report of credit card abuse came Jan. 25, when an employee at a Nassau Bay medical facility alerted the on duty security officer, Officer T.Beaton, that her identity had been stolen and a credit card account had been opened in her name.

Lakeview Police Officer T. Beaton and Nassau Bay Police investigated the report and charges were filed with the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

Both Lakeview and Nassau Bay Police caution that there could be other similar cases involving Terry, who has worked as a hospital and home health care nurse in Harris and Galveston County.

“If you think you might be a victim of Toni McGragh Terry, please contact me at 281-

333-2212 or Officer Beaton at 281-326-5900,” said Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Glenn Sharp. “Identity theft happens too often. It is important for people to take some simple yet important steps to protect their identity.” He may be reached by calling him at 281-336-6287 or by email, glenn.sharp@nassaubay.com

Sgt. Sharp’s tips to protect your identity:

  • Shred private records and statements that contain financial information.
  • Safeguard your Social Security number and other personal information.
  • Never let your credit card out of your sight.
  • Be more cautious when giving out personal information, especially if someone calls you asking for information.
  • Check your credit report once a year.
  • Thoroughly review your credit card statements.

For more ways to protect your identity, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.consumer.gov/idtheft

If you think that you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Nassau Bay Police Department at 281-333-2212 or Lakeview Police Department at 281-326-5900.

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