Hingham: Woman charged with using multiple identities changes plea to guilty

At the time of her arrest last March, she was identified as Wanpen Florentine but inside Plymouth County Superior Court Monday she explained that her legal name by marriage is Penny Collins-Siridee.

The 63-year-old was originally facing nine charges of identity and mortgage fraud but because two of the alleged aliases are ‘Penny Collins’ and ‘Penny Siridee’, which are forms of her legal name, several charges have been dropped.

The Hingham woman pleaded guilty to one count of procuring a falsified motor vehicle operating license and one count of mortgage fraud.

In court, Collins-Siridee tried defusing confusion over the names she’s used. She said that since 1978, she’s been a United States citizen and over the years she’s never thrown away expired licenses or passports.

A Superior Court judge sentenced her to two years probation.

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