Lady Steals Woman's Identity, Gets $17,000 in Plastic Surgery
A woman from Seminole County, Florida was arrested during a follow-up appointment at the Florida Cosmetic Surgery Center last Friday. According to police, Melanie Young stole a woman's identity and opened a credit card in her name. She then used that credit card to rack up $17,000 in charges at the cosmetic surgery clinic in Altamonte Springs (she had four surgeries here) and a cosmetic dentistry clinic in Orlando. The 37-year-old 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. It’s not clear how Melanie got the victim’s information. Investigators said Melanie and the victim don't know each other. Due to HIPAA laws, the clinic won't disclose the cosmetic procedures Melanie underwent, but her son told another news station his mother had weight loss surgery.