SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) –
A woman is accused of stealing the identity of her boyfriends ex-wife and opening credit cards in the victims name.
Melissa Cocola, 39, of New Britain, allegedly took the information starting in March of 2014, according to Southington police.
They said Cocola opened credit cards and credit lines and then purchased items in the victims name.
Police said she bought more than $8,405 worth of things using three different credit cards.
Cocola was charged with second-degree identity theft, third-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, receiving goods obtained by illegal use of a credit card and false statement to procure the issuance of a credit card.
She was released on a court-set promise to appear and will face a judge in Bristol on May 4.
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