A Rome woman is behind bars following a week-long investigation into fraudulent Western Union bank transfers.

According to State Police, a victim from the Town of Camden reported money missing from their bank account.

Photo Credit: New York State Police
Photo Credit: New York State Police

The investigation revealed 24-year-old Nikole Waterman allegedly transferred over $4,000 from the victim's account at various Western Union locations throughout Oneida County.

Waterman had received the funds by impersonating a family member of the victim. She was charged with Grand Larceny and Identity Theft.

Waterman was remanded to Oneida County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or bond. She'll appear in Rome City Court at a later date.

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