Investigators said an Orlando mother opened a credit card in another woman’s name to pay for plastic surgery.
Melanie Young, 37, was arrested last Friday in Seminole County and charged with spending more than $17,000 on another woman's health care credit card for cosmetic surgery.
Investigators with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Young had four surgeries at the Florida Cosmestic Surgery Center in Altamonte Springs.
The suspect’s 20-year-old son Tyree Young said he doesn’t think his mother would steal someone’s identity, but he said it looked like she got slimmer after a recent weight loss surgery.
“I know she was happy,” said Tyree. “[It] boost her confidence or something.”
Young was later released from the Seminole County Jail on an $11,000 bond. She’s facing special identify theft charges because the victim she allegedly stole from is over the age of 60.
“I don’t think she did it, but if she did, I think she should be punished if she did, but I don’t think she did it,” Tyree said.
Investigators said Young also used the fraudulent credit card at an Orlando Dentist’s office. It’s not clear how Young got the victim’s information. Investigators said Melanie and the victim do not know each other.