Malanie Young, a 37 year old woman from Seminole County, got on the wrong side of the law, since she was involved in an identity theft. The essence of Young being involved in the identity theft was to spend money on her plastic surgery. This is according to the investigators.
Coming from Seminole County in Orlando, Melanie Young has been reported to have spent about $20,000 on her plastic surgery. Well, all that money was not her own, according to the deputies’ report. It is understood that Melanie stole another woman’s identity and as a result, opened a credit card in her name.
The suspect was arrested on the 10th of July, 2015, last Friday, for having spent over $17,000 on the victim’s health care credit card, to finance her cosmetic surgery. It is understood that Melanie Young, who is now a suspect, was arrested as she was coming from the clinic for the doctor’s appointment. The arrest might have been planned for, but it was all about coincidence.
She had set up more than $17,000 in two clinics that were to take care of her cosmetic surgery. The two clinics include one in Altamonte Springs that is responsible for the surgery procedures and another in Orlando that is specifically involved with cosmetic dentistry.
It is reported that Melanie Young had already gone through 4 surgeries at the Florida Surgery Center, which is located in Altamonte Springs. She was planning to have more surgeries, but got busted when she was from her final stages of her appointment.
The victim resides in Volusia County and she said that she did not know Malanie Young, the suspect. She also says that she did not know anything about the credit card that was about to be in massive debts. However, the victim cited that when she went through her credit report with one of the leading bureaus, she realized that there was an account that was opened in her credit card account. She had not authorized that account and it is the reason why the investigations kicked off. The credit card provider of the victim is Synchrony Bank.
Another thing that led to the successful arrest of the suspect was the help and cooperation of one doctor. The doctor did not want to appear on camera or reveal his identity, probably for the sake of his safety. The doctor works at the Denver Liposuction Center and he is basically the one who set up the suspect, as it is understood.
The entire process of the arrest started from the woman that had her credit account tampered with. The victim gave the investigators the most relevant information. From the information provided, the investigators had the details of where the card was used last. Coincidentally, the last place that the card was used was where the 37 year old suspect, Melanie, was planning to have an appointment. She had already scheduled for the appointment at the clinic. That same day that the investigators visited the area is the same day that Melanie was having her appointment and one thing led to another.
She was arrested just when she was through with her final follow-up on her appointment. Melanie herself didn’t know about the presence of the investigators at the clinic. Just as she was coming out of the clinic, the investigators were on her back.
The son of the suspect, 20 year old Tyree Young, claims that he doesn’t believe that his mother can steal the identity of another person. Nonetheless, the son says that her mother reduced some weight after she went through one surgery for the weight loss. Tyree Young also said that the surgery helped to boost her mother’s confidence and that it generally made her happy. The son added that he doubts if the mother stole the identity, but he says that she should be punished if she did. All in all, Tyree’s mother faces ID theft charge for plastic surgery.
Melanie Young was then released on a bond of $11,000 from the Seminole County Jail. In addition, the court has charged her with special identity theft, since the victim is reportedly over 60. In addition to this, the investigators cite that Melanie Young used the duplicitous credit card at a Dentist’s office in Orlando.