MILFORD - A newly elected Milford state representative says she became a victim of identity theft after someone copied her Facebook page and solicited money from her online friends.

Rep. Kim Rose (D-Milford) says the thief created a page using her information and told her Facebook friends that they won a $45,000 poverty grant. They were instructed to send $650 to cover the taxes and then they would get half the winnings.

Rose says the incident is a wake-up call for Facebook users not to believe everything people say when asking for money. She says the page has been been taken down.