STAFFORD — A woman who has served four state prison terms for a variety of crimes in Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony identity theft, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.
Donna L. Hartman, 57, of Blasdell, allegedly used another person’s identity after a traffic stop in Livingston County on July 6, Investigator Chad Minuto said.
Hartman, for unspecified reasons, was taken to Noyes Hospital in Dansville after the traffic stop.
Minuto said that she incurred medical expenses, still using the name of a Stafford resident. Those expenses exceeded $1,500, he said.
Hartman was charged Wednesday with second-degree identity theft and was released under supervision of Genesee Justice. An order of protection was issued for the victim.
Hartman, formerly of Bliss, has an extensive criminal history and has served four state prison terms since the early 1990s.
Hartman was convicted in 1993 of two counts of second-degree forgery in Genesee County and sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison.
Five years later, Hartman was returned to prison following a conviction in Livingston County of felony criminal mischief. She was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison and released to parole in May 2004, according to state Department of Corrections.
Hartman was back in prison by 2006 after being sentenced to 2 to 4 years for a forgery conviction in Livingston County. She would later plead guilty to felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with a check-forging scam in Wyoming County that included her son, Gregory Beardsley, who would also be sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to four felony counts of the same charge. They would forge checks and cash them at businesses in Wyoming County,
Hartman served her fourth prison term after a violent domestic incident in Bliss in 2014 where she pointed a gun at two relatives.
She was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to 18 months to three years.