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      Rome woman charged with identity theft after opening a credit card

      Melissa I. Brown

      Oneida County Sheriff??s Deputies arrested a Rome woman for using a relatives?? personal information to get a credit card.

      Deputies say 24-year-old Melissa Brown of Turin Street was charged with identity theft after an investigation showed that Brown used a relatives?? name, date of birth and social security number to open a credit card online.

      She then spent over $500 on the credit card before it was discovered and the account was closed, according to deputies.

      Brown was issued an appearance ticket.