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Ex-NY Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions Ex-NY Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions
Ex-NY Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions A former pediatric nurse from Long Island could avoid jail time after confessing that she raked in over $1 million selling forged COVID-19 vaccine cards and opioid prescriptions. Julie DeVuono, age 51, of Amityville, pleaded guilty to filing forged vaccination record cards, laundering the criminal proceeds from selling the cards, and filing false prescriptions for opioids in Suffolk County Court in September 2023. According to prosecutors, DeVuono charged her customers $220 or $350, depending on the year, between June 2021 and September 2022 for entering their false vaccine information into…
Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police
Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police A woman has been arrested on charges including larceny after she allegedly used stolen and forged checks to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the medical practice where she worked. The Fairfield County arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 29 in Darien, police said. A medical practice in Darien reported a former employee, 34-year-old Anisa Ymeri, for an alleged yearlong embezzlement scheme. From August 2022 to August 2023, Ymeri used stolen and forged checks to steal approximately $47,000. Investigators reportedly were able to link multiple checks, missing check stubs, and discrepan…
24-Year-Old Uses Fake Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Uses Fake Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Uses Fake Bills At Darien Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say Man Busted Trying To Open Account At Darien Bank With Fake ID, Police Say
Man Charged In Darien Trying To Open Account With Fake ID Police nabbed a 46-year-old man who allegedly attempted to open an account at a Fairfield County bank with a fraudulent identification.  The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, April 12, at the TD Bank at 55 Post Road.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, New York City resident Wesley Gabriel, age 46, of Brooklyn, was attempting to open a bank account with a current customer's identification and then attempted to leave the bank.  When officers spoke with Gabriel, he refused to identify himself and refused to answer any questions, Skoumbros said…
Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say
Darien Resident's IRS Payments Stolen Out Mailbox, Cashed By Thief, Police Say A Fairfield County resident who mailed two checks to pay his taxes was surprised when he received word from the Internal Revenue Service about non-payment of his bill. The Darien resident then contacted the police in May 2023, who found that someone had stolen his checks out of his mailbox and cashed them with another name on the payee line. An investigation led Darien Police to the Morris County Correctional Center in New Jersey to arrest David Velazquez, age 28, of Warren, New Jersey. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, Velazquz had allegedly taken the checks out of the m…
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police A Massachusetts woman has been arrested after she was allegedly caught altering and cashing a Connecticut resident’s checks years prior. Isis Serrano, a Boston resident, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for the Fairfield County incident, according to police. The 24-year-old woman is accused of fraudulently altering and cashing checks from a resident of the town of Wilton in 2019. She was 20 at the time of the reported crime. It is unclear for how long Serrano continued the alleged activity. She was extradited from Chicopee Massachusetts Women's Correctional Facility on an arrest warr…
CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police
CT Man Posed As Officer, Assaulted Woman In Hotel Room: Police A Connecticut man with multiple fake IDs was arrested after he barged into a hotel room to assault a woman he worked with, police said. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 2 in the town of Griswold, according to Connecticut State Police. Posing as a police officer, 45-year-old Jonathan Brand of Norwich is said to have knocked on the door of a hotel room at the Comfort Inn located at 375 Voluntown Road, calling out that he was law enforcement. The woman inside — who later informed police that she knew Brand from where she worked and that he was with her and her boyfri…
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case
Woman, 27, Charged In Westport Check Larceny Case A 27-year-old woman has been charged with larceny and fraud for allegedly stealing a Fairfield County resident's check out of the mail and then changing the amount and cashing it. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Westport Police initiated a larceny investigation after a resident reported they had a check stolen and fraudulently deposited into an unknown account.  The resident reported they sent a check made out for $560 from their home and the check was stolen and fraudulently deposited for $5,500, said Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police. Using search warrants, video sur…
Home Healthcare Assistant Forges Checks, Steals Money From Wilton Client: Police Home Healthcare Assistant Forges Checks, Steals Money From Wilton Client: Police
Home Healthcare Assistant Forges Checks, Steals Money From Wilton Client: Police A Connecticut woman was arrested after she allegedly stole from the person she was meant to be assisting. The Fairfield County incident originally took place in the town of Wilton in September 2023, according to officers at the Wilton Police Department. Christine Early, age 50, of New Fairfield, was reportedly employed as a visiting home healthcare assistant for a Wilton resident. While working, Early is said to have stolen cash from her patient. Police said she also forged a check that was given to her. Early turned herself in on an active arrest warrant on Thursday, Jan. 4, and she …
Man, 30, Poses As CT Landlord, Demands Money From Resident, Police Say Man, 30, Poses As CT Landlord, Demands Money From Resident, Police Say
Man, 30, Poses As CT Landlord, Demands Money From Resident, Police Say A 30-year-old man has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a Connecticut home posing as a fake landlord. Hampden County resident Precious C. Okorie, age 30, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested around 4:40 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28 in South Windsor, Connecticut.  According to Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor Police, Okorie broke into a home and remained there while the resident and her two children were present as part of a fake landlord-tenant dispute. An investigation into the incident found that Okorie created and forged leasing documents using…
Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say
Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say Three men accused of passing counterfeit money throughout Connecticut were allegedly caught in the act. Greenwich Police said plainclothes officers were patrolling the downtown business district on Thursday, Dec. 14, when they spotted a vehicle believed to be tied to counterfeiting crimes. Shortly after, a Mason Street business owner contacted police saying that two men were passing counterfeit bills at their business. Officers arrested the three suspects without incident. An investigation found that they had a history of using counterfeit $100 bills to buy $25 worth of merchandise in ord…
Man Accused Of Trying To Cash Forged Checks At Bank In Wilton Man Accused Of Trying To Cash Forged Checks At Bank In Wilton
Man Accused Of Trying To Cash Forged Checks At Bank In Wilton A 48-year-old man was captured after a months-long investigation into identity theft and larceny at a Fairfield County bank.  James Greco, of Wynantskill, New York, located in Rensselaer County, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 21 on a warrant for the July incident at a Wilton bank. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, Greco entered the bank and forged checks in the victim’s name, and then deposited the cash into other accounts. After an extensive investigation, and with the help of several other law enforcement agencies, Greco was identified as the suspect and …
Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say
Man Nabbed For Using Stolen ID At Darien BMW To Buy Car, Police Say A 27-year-old man turned himself in to police on a warrant for allegedly buying a BMW using a stolen identification. Christopher Louis, of Queens, was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the incident that occurred in July at BMW of Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, an employee from BMW of Darien reported a stolen 2020 BMW M4.  The employee told officers they sold the BMW to Louis who cleared all background checks and credit checks. Another dealership in Hartford notified the dealership that the same person was trying to purchase a vehicle from t…
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say
Woman Swipes Money Orders Sent From Darien, Forges For Herself, Police Say A 31-year-old woman is accused of stealing money orders that were sent from a Fairfield County mailbox and pocketing the money for herself. Julissa Herrera, age 31, of the Bronx, turned herself in to Darien Police on Friday, Nov. 17, on an open warrant. According to investigators, the victim contacted police in July 2023 saying that two of her Western Union money orders had been stolen. She had placed the money orders into a USPS mailbox on Corbin Drive in Darien in April 2023, but later noticed that the funds never showed up in her bank account. The woman eventually learned that the chec…
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police
Woman Tries Cashing Stolen Check At Bank In Darien, Caught With Fake ID: Police A 25-year-old woman faces several charges after she was caught attempting to cash a stolen check at a Fairfield County bank, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Friday, Oct. 20 around 5:30 p.m., when Darien Police officers responded to a TD Bank located at 55 Post Rd. (Route 1) after receiving a report of a suspect trying to cash a stolen check, according to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros. Arriving officers soon identified the suspect as 25-year-old Bronx resident Chanelle Griffin, who told them that her name was "Janet" and that the check belonged to her. …
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Two men and a woman all face burglary charges after stealing from unlocked vehicles at a country club in Fairfield County, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Oct. 13 just before 1:30 p.m., when authorities responded to the Darien Country Club at 300 Mansfield Ave. for a reported car burglary. According to Darien Police Sergeant Dan Skoumbros, the person who reported the incident said that two men and one woman had looked through several vehicles in the parking lot before leaving in a car, which they then provided officers with a description of. An officer the…
Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say
Man Busted In Darien With Stolen IDs, Credit Cards, Police Say A 22-year-old man was nabbed for allegedly stealing an identification card in Fairfield County and was found with a pocketful of credit cards and a license that did not belong to him, police said. Queens resident Adrian Melian, age 22, was charged in Darien on Sunday, Sept. 17. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, an officer spotted a vehicle parked in the TD Bank parking lot on Post Road. While speaking with the driver, identified as Melian, he said he did not have identification and that he left it at home, Skoumbros said. Another officer noticed Melian grabbed an identi…
Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say
Man Accused Of Stealing Check Out Of Darien Post Office Mailbox, Cashing It, Police Say A New York man turned himself in to Darien Police after he was caught allegedly stealing a check from the Darien Post Office box, altering it, and then cashing it using his own name. Amari Washington, age 20, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, April 25, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police. The victim told police that someone stole his check from the USPS mailbox located at the Noroton Heights Post Office and then altered it to a higher amount and made it payable to Amari Washington, Skoumbros said. Through numerous search warrants, it was determined that the ban…
Fake ID Scam: Thousands Of Dollars Swindled From Wilton Resident, Police Say Fake ID Scam: Thousands Of Dollars Swindled From Wilton Resident, Police Say
Fake ID Scam: Thousands Of Dollars Swindled From Wilton Resident, Police Say A man has been charged with larceny and identity theft after allegedly using a fake ID to steal more than $20,000 from a Fairfield County resident. Archie Longson, age 44, of New York City, was arrested by Wilton Police on Monday, March 27 on a warrant. The victim first learned of the crime in April 2022, when they found two fraudulent transactions on their bank account for a total of $20,500; a withdrawal of $8,000 was also made at a bank in Connecticut, and a bank check in the name of Longson was purchased for the amount of $12,500, said Capt. Gregg Phillipson, of the Wilton Police. Long…
Identity Theft, Fraud Scheme: 36-Year-Old CT Man Faces Multiple Charges, Police Say Identity Theft, Fraud Scheme: 36-Year-Old CT Man Faces Multiple Charges, Police Say
Identity Theft, Fraud Scheme: 36-Year-Old CT Man Faces Multiple Charges, Police Say A Connecticut man was charged with larceny and identity theft after allegedly stealing more than $11,000 from a business. Justin L Kies, age 36, of Hartford, was arrested on Tuesday, March 28 on a warrant for the December 2022 incident in which he cashed four fraudulent checks in South Windsor. An investigation found that Kies cashed four fraudulent checks totaling $11,535.25 from Valley Boarding Kennels at 47 Patria Road, said Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, of the South Windsor Police. It was determined that one of the checks was legitimate and intercepted in the mail and then used t…
Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police
Man Uses Fake ID For Verizon Store Purchase In New Canaan: Police A man faces charges after trying to use a fake ID to make a purchase at a Verizon store in New Canaan, police said.  On Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 12:42 p.m., New Canaan Police responded to a report of an attempted larceny at the Verizon Wireless store located at 136 Elm St. (Route 124).  When the suspect tried going through with the fake purchase using his false credentials, the store employee realized it was fraudulent and started chasing him on foot to the area of Pine Street and Gove Street.  Here, the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Charlie Bonnet of the Bronx, was arrested by two of…
Woman Charged In New Canaan With Using Counterfeit Money To Pay, Police Say Woman Charged In New Canaan With Using Counterfeit Money To Pay, Police Say
Woman Charged In New Canaan With Using Counterfeit Money To Pay, Police Say A woman has been arrested in Fairfield County for allegedly using counterfeit money to pay for a drug store purchase.  The incident took place in New Canaan, on March 17 at the Walgreens Pharmacy Store at 36 Pine St. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice, of the New Canaan Police, said officers were dispatched to the for a transaction involving counterfeit money. Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for Khadijah Latifah Tabitha Greene, age 29, of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Greene was taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 15 by New Canaan Police and charged with larceny and forge…
Pair Stole $164K From 94-Year-Old Connecticut Man's Checking Account, Police Say Pair Stole $164K From 94-Year-Old Connecticut Man's Checking Account, Police Say
Pair Stole $164K From 94-Year-Old Connecticut Man's Checking Account, Police Say A 94-year-old man from Connecticut lost $164,000 in thefts from his checking account, authorities said. The alleged thieves included a pair from New Jersey, according to Old Saybrook Police. Ashlee Crawford, age 33, of Plainfield, NJ, and Shannon Outlaw II, age 27, of North Brunswick, NJ,were charged with larceny and forgery, police said . Crawford also was charged with a second count of forgery. The Middlesex County man, who resides in Old Saybrook, reported the theft to police in February after $164,284 disappeared from his checking account, police said. Crawford was observed on vi…
Man Nabbed In Stolen Car With Girl, 13, At Fairfield County Mall, Police Say Man Nabbed In Stolen Car With Girl, 13, At Fairfield County Mall, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Stolen Car With Girl, 13, At Fairfield County Mall, Police Say A Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly being caught in a stolen vehicle at a Fairfield County mall with a 13-year-old girl he just met. The incident took place in Trumbull around 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. Trumbull Police located the vehicle, which was reported stolen to the New Haven Police Department on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the mall parking lot where the vehicle was recovered and the occupants apprehended, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police. A Trumbull officer located 18-year-old Malikhi Isiah Odums, of New Haven, sitti…
Man Charged Charged In Scheme To Steal, Cash Checks Mailed In Area, Darien Police Say Man Charged Charged In Scheme To Steal, Cash Checks Mailed In Area, Darien Police Say
Man Charged Charged In Scheme To Steal, Cash Checks Mailed In Area, Darien Police Say Investigators in Fairfield County reported that a 21-year-old man was charged in a scheme to steal and cash checks that were being sent in the mail. Darien officers responded to the West Haven Police Department at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, to take custody of Wilson Ketter, of West Haven, on an arrest warrant, the Darien Police Department reported. Police said a victim reported on Friday, Aug. 12, that a personal check they mailed had been stolen, altered, and cashed. Investigators spoke to the account holder for the fraudulent check, and the account holder said she made co…
Man Accused Of Cashing $9.7K In Fraudulent Checks In Fairfield County Man Accused Of Cashing $9.7K In Fraudulent Checks In Fairfield County
Man Accused Of Cashing $9.7K In Fraudulent Checks In Fairfield County A man has been charged after investigators found that he cashed more than $9,700 in fraudulent checks in Fairfield County. Police received a report on April 29 from a People’s Bank Financial investigator about potentially fraudulent banking activity that occurred in Westport in December of 2021, the Westport Police Department announced on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The financial investigator told police that on Dec. 21, five checks drawn on a PNC Bank account and made payable to an individual named Andrew Cohen were negotiated at several People's Bank locations, authorities said. Police sai…
Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien
Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien A 39-year-old woman was nabbed for allegedly embezzling nearly $200,000 from a Fairfield County company. Daria Opolski, of Norwalk, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Darien after turning herself in to police on an active warrant.  She was arrested for an incident stemming from August when a victim came to police headquarters to report larceny involving a large sum of money embezzled from her business account by one of her employees, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police.  The victim reported that the employee she suspected was Opolski and reported …
Man Charged With ID Theft, Forgery After Incident At Bank In Darien Man Charged With ID Theft, Forgery After Incident At Bank In Darien
Man Charged With ID Theft, Forgery After Incident At Bank In Darien A Fairfield County man is facing forgery and identity theft charges after police said he tried to make a fraudulent transaction at a bank. Christopher Johnson, age 54, of Norwalk, was arrested at about 3:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, on charges stemming from an incident that happened in Darien in 2020, the Darien Police Department announced on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Officers responded to Chase Bank, located at 165 Noroton Ave. in Darien at about 1:40 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2020, after receiving a report about an attempted fraudulent transaction, police said. An employee said the man, later identifie…
Man Nabbed Trying To Fraudulently Obtain Debit Card At Bank In Fairfield County, Police Say Man Nabbed Trying To Fraudulently Obtain Debit Card At Bank In Fairfield County, Police Say
Man Nabbed Trying To Fraudulently Obtain Debit Card At Bank In Fairfield County, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with attempting to fraudulently obtain a debit card in Fairfield County while impersonating the real account holder. The incident took place in Westport on Thursday, June 30 at the TD Bank located at 185 Main St. Officers responded to the bank on a report that a man was attempting to receive a debit card by impersonating the real account holder, said Lt. David Wolf, of the Westport Police. The suspect was still in the bank when officers arrived. He said his name was Edward Tucker and presented a Pennsylvania driver's license with that name, Wolf said. …
Man Accused Of Burglary, Credit Card Theft, Larceny In Darien Man Accused Of Burglary, Credit Card Theft, Larceny In Darien
Man Accused Of Burglary, Credit Card Theft, Larceny In Darien A suspect implicated in multiple crimes in Fairfield County is facing a host of charges after being arrested on active arrest warrants, police announced. On Thursday, May 26, officers responded to Stamford Superior Court to serve a pair of active arrest warrants for Stratford resident Dean Henton, age 55, stemming from two incidents in Darien. According to a spokesperson from the Darien Police Department, a Brook Street business owner left his building unattended for approximately a half-hour on Thursday, March 17, and when he returned, an employee from a neighboring business advised that a…
Four Busted In Vehicle Reported Stolen Out Of Fairfield County, Police Say Four Busted In Vehicle Reported Stolen Out Of Fairfield County, Police Say
Four Busted In Vehicle Reported Stolen Out Of Fairfield County, Police Say Four suspects are facing charges in Westchester after being busted with drugs and stolen property in a vehicle allegedly stolen out of Fairfield County. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in New Rochelle, the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center issued an alert advising that there was a stolen vehicle traveling into the city on Lincoln Avenue. New Rochelle Police Capt. J. Collins Coyne said that officers from the department were able to locate the vehicle on North Avenue near the Intermodal Transportation Center parking garage, and were able to confirm that the vehicle h…