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Oriskany man accused of stealing mother's identity






An Oriskany man is accused of stealing the identity of his own mother.









27-year-old Michael Smithling is charged with identity theft, a felony.









State Police say they received a complaint from his mother, Mary Smithling, that a credit card account had been opened in her name without her knowledge or authorization. She also told police that more than $9,000 in charges had been made to the account over a 4 week period.









Michael Smithling was arraigned in New York Mills Village Court. He was sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.bond.









Anyone with information on the case should contact State Police.




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