An incident of alleged identity theft has led to the arrest of a 26-year-old suspect near a New Canaan residence, police say.
An New Canaan Police officer patrolled the area of Fieldcrest Road on Friday, March 15 to attempt to identify a suspect who had allegedly opened an AT&T account in the victim's name and purchased three iPhones for a total of $3,000, which were due to be delivered by FedEx.
The officer observed a vehicle around 11 a.m. that had expired New Jersey license plates.
The officer initiated a motor vehicle stop and identified the driver as 26-year-old Edinson Rodriguez of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, police said.
Further investigation revealed that Rodriguez was the suspect who was in the area attempting to retrieve the fraudulently ordered iPhones. Additionally, multiple fraudulent credit cards were allegedly found in Rodriguez’s vehicle.
Rodriguez was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing. He was charged with illicit reproduction of a credit card and third-degree attempted larceny.
Rodriguez was released after posting $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 25.
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