According to police, a December of 2016 identity theft investigation leads to an arrest of an Ellendale woman. On January28, 2017 Milford Police arrested Rita Brisco, 59 of Ellendale, after warrants were obtained following the 2016 investigation into an identity theft. Police state that investigation revealed Ms. Brisco obtained a debit card from the victim at the Silver Lake Estates apartment complex in December. Ms. Brisco reportedly made several purchases prior to the victim realizing it was missing. On 01.28.2017 Ms. Brisco was located by Milton Police and turned over to Milford Police. Ms. Brisco has been charged with Identity Theft, Theft Under $1500.00, and four counts of Unlawful Use of Payment Card Under $1500. Ms. Brisco was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2500.00 unsecured. Ms. Brisco is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 02.03.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.
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