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Mother Allegedly Steals Daughter's Identity

A Monroe woman found that her mother opened a credit card in her name and ran up a $1,268 balance, according to police.

A Milford woman turned herself in on a warrant Saturday after allegedly using her daughter's name to open up a Capital One credit card account.

Diane Dewar, 43, of Viscount Drive was charged with third-degree identity theft, making a false statement, receiving goods and services illegally, illegal use of a credit card and fourth-degree larceny. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 28.

The victim, a Monroe woman, told police she had run a credit check on herself and learned that a Capital One credit card had been opened in her name in November of 2010, though she had never applied for it, according to police.

She contacted Capital One and was told the card had a $1,268 balance, police said. She recognized the Milford billing address as her mother's. The ensuing police investigation determined that Dewar had opened the account, according to the report.

Jackie Giamini August 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
WOW!! Having your own mother arrested. That's low!!
Jenna August 27, 2012 at 01:53 PM
And a mother stealing her child's identity isn't low? In order for her to get any of that money back and clear her name she most likely has to press charges or the credit card company won't take care of it. Haven't you heard of the saying, If you can't do the time don't do the crime.
Christine E. August 27, 2012 at 02:05 PM
WOW!! Stealing your own daughter's identity. That's low!!
Jackie Giamini August 27, 2012 at 09:27 PM
You two are absolutely correct!! But to have your OWN mother arrested?? I'd die if I did that!! but then again my mother & I are friends.
Rapture August 27, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Nobody would have to have their mother arrested unless she did something worthy of it. And you hit the nail on the head Jenna; people shouldn't do something they're not willing to pay for later.
barb August 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM
that mess up havin yr mom arested, i dont care what my mom did, i would never arest her , shes my mom,if the law did its 1 thing but not me,i try helping her and see why, for god sake that yr mother, amennnnnnn
Christine E. August 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM
You don't know what this person's relationship with their mother is like.

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