A 32-year-old woman suspected of impersonating a nursing student at a Billings hospital earlier this year has pleaded guilty to a separate federal charge for forging her husband's signature to obtain a $27,000 home equity loan.
Angela Corson Smith of Billings pleaded guilty to bank fraud Wednesday. A plea agreement calls for the dismissal of seven other charges that alleged she defrauded others of thousands of dollars by lying about her health, family and her ability to repay the money.
Smith will still be held responsible for about $120,000 in restitution when she is sentenced on Oct. 28.
The bank fraud charge alleges Smith forged her husband's signature on a power of attorney document and notarized it herself, using her maiden name, giving her authority to sign for her husband in applying for the loan.