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Former lawyer burns off fingertips while trying to change her identity

By Mason White 1:32 PM August 13, 2014
Ann Marie Miller aka Julia Wadsworth 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Police were shocked when they were unable to identify a woman they arrested because she had no fingerprints.

The woman was jailed in Ohio, after trying to use a fake birth certificate to get a state identification card with the name Julia Wadsworth.

While booking her into jail, authorities discovered that her fingerprints were burned off.

Authorities contacted police in Florida, where she worked under her new alias. Neighbors said that Wadsworth cared for an elderly man.

On her computer, investigators found that she had researched information on how to remove fingerprints and how to determine if someone was being investigated by a federal agency.

The woman was finally identified as a former attorney who faced charges in Virginia, Allen County Sheriff Samuel Crish said.

He said that the woman is 40-year-old Ann Marie Miller. She practiced law in Roanoke, until her license was revoked in 2009, by the Virginia Bar Association.

Her lawyer confirmed that Ann Marie Miller is the true identity of the woman.

Miller pleaded guilty in Ohio to tampering with state records, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.

Miller previously faced several charges in Virginia, related to a love triangle with a male lawyer and female paralegal, Crish said.