Indictment: Man Took Another Man's Name to Get Medical Treatment

Halloween 2011 incident at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital results in charges against Northlake man.

A 38-year-old Northlake man faces identity theft and forgery charges after he used another man’s name to receive medical services at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital last year, court records show.

Joseph Kelso was indicted July 26 on the two counts stemming from a visit to the hospital on Halloween 2011. Court documents state Kelso signed a consent for treatment form while using the name and date of birth belonging to a man whose last name is also Kelso. The undisclosed treatment totaled $5,361, records show. It is unclear from court records whether Joseph Kelso is related to the other man.

Kelso was initially charged in June and has remained in DuPage County Jail on $60,000 bail since his arrest last month. He returns to court on Aug. 13. Kelso is also accused of stealing batteries and fire hydrant from an Addison business in April. He is scheduled for an Aug. 15 hearing on theft and criminal trespass charges in that case.

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