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Identity Theft, Fraud Scheme: 36-Year-Old Hartford 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
Justin L Kies Photo Credit: South Windsor Police

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 to create the other three checks, Cleverdon said.

Kies was arrested and charged with:

  • Larceny
  • Identity theft
  • Forgery

He remained in jail on charges from other jurisdictions, police said. 

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