Rockwell woman charged with identity theft

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Department charged a Rockwell woman Tuesday with identity theft after another woman reported getting credit cards that she never applied for in the mail.
The victim first filed a report April 30, saying she had received text messages from the suspect telling her to watch her credit.
Iredell detectives were able to get copies of the online application from the credit card companies showing the victim’s personal information being used. The credit card companies had also captured the IP address at the time of the online application.
Detectives were able to track the address and identify Melissa Earnhardt, 33, of Rockwell, as a suspect.
Detectives obtained a warrant and arrested Earnhardt on Tuesday on two counts of identity theft. She was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center and bond was set at $2,000.