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Man Charged With Identity Theft in Wilton

WILTON, Conn. – A 32-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with four counts of identity theft by the Wilton Police.

Marque Harris was taken into custody by Wilton police on Friday, May 18, at his job in Shelton. The investigation began last October when a Wilton resident reported fraudulent transactions in her checking account.

Police say Harris was using a money-lending scheme where he told people he would pay their bills if he was given cash to do so. However, according to Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch, Harris would use other people’s accounts to pay the bills and pocket the cash.

The exact number of victims is  not known, and police haven’t determined the total amount taken. Detectives are still investigating.

Harris posted a $25,000 bond and is due in court on May 29.

Also from the Wilton police blotter:

  • Ridgefield resident Karen Schulz was brought in to the Wilton Police by a bond enforcer last week for failing to show up for her court date. Schulz, 56, was picked up at her home in Ridgefield on two arrest warrants, one for Wilton and another in Westport. The original charge was for several motor vehicle violations, including operating a car without a license and failing to turn in a suspended license. She posted an $11,000 bond and is due in court May 25.
  • A BB gun was found in the backpack of a 16-year-old boy while on the grounds at Wilton High School. As far as police are aware, there was no intent to do harm.
  • A delivery car was burglarized in front of Wilton Meadows Heathcare. The driver reported that during the 30 minute he was delivering a package his truck had been rifled through and a laptop valued at around $1,300 was taken.
  • Three Norwalk teenagers were given infraction tickets of $92 for trespassing at the reservoir off Old Huckleberry Road. According to reports, the three boys were found by the shore of Rock Lake. They told police they saw the “No Trespassing” signs “but decided to ignore them and instead walk off the paved roadway areas.”

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