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Troopers, Officers Intercept Fraud Attempt At CT Bank, Police Say

Victor Ventura and Conrad Carvey Victor Ventura and Conrad Carvey
Victor Ventura and Conrad Carvey Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Victor Ventura Victor Ventura
Victor Ventura Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Conrad Carvey Conrad Carvey
Conrad Carvey Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Two men were arrested after police said they attempted to steal money from a victim's bank account at a Connecticut bank. 

The Southbury Police Department responded to a report of a possible fraud at a Chase Bank at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, according to Connecticut State Police.

The bank is located at 775 Main Street South in Southbury, police said. 

Emergency dispatch said staff from other branches of the bank reported that two men were in the lobby of the bank possibly attempting to defraud someone, police said. 

Investigators discovered that 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Conrad Carvey, of Oakville, was attempting to use a fake Rhode Island license and fake credit card to link a victim's account to the account of 28-year-old Victor Ventura, of Waterbury, State Police reported. 

Both men told police they were being paid to do this by a third party and were not planning to steal from the victim, police said. 

State Police said Carvey was arrested and charged with:

  • Sixth-degree criminal attempt at larceny
  • Credit card theft/illegal transfer/fraud/forgery
  • Interfering with the investigation of a police officer
  • Criminal impersonation
  • First-degree criminal attempt at identity theft

Police said Ventura was arrested and charged with:

  • Sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny
  • Conspiracy to commit credit card theft/illegal transfer/fraud/forgery
  • First-degree conspiracy to commit identity theft

Carvey is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Dec. 14, and Ventura is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Dec. 10.

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