A man is facing charges after police say he tried to purchase an iPhone costing $1,100 at a store in New Canaan using a fake ID.
New Canaan Police say they responded to the Verizon Store located at 139 Elm Street on the report of a potentially fraudulent purchase in progress.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as 65-year-old Thomas Welborn of the Bronx, was allegedly trying to purchase an iPhone valued at $1,100 using another person’s account, according to police.
Police say Welborn had a fraudulent New Jersey driver’s license in his possession as well as a credit card with the same fake name.
Welborn was arrested, transported to headquarters and charged with the following:
- Second-degree forgery
- Third-degree identity theft
- Fourth-degree criminal attempted larceny
- Credit card theft
Welborn was held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, April 24.
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