Stratford Man Faces 100 Counts of Illegal Credit Card Use, ID Theft

A Stratford man was arrested in Norwalk and faces more than 100 counts of fraud and theft in Stamford.

A Stratford man faces over 100 charges after allegedly stealing a family freind's credit card and using it at food, convenience and department stores and gas stations, Stamford Police announced Monday.

The 23-year-old man, identified by Sgt. Peter diSpagna as Michael Anthony David of the 3000 block of Main St. in Stratford, allegedly stole the credit card out of the purse of an 84-year-old woman he knew.

Investigators were able to trace the purchases made and eventually pinpoint David as the alleged user of the card, diSpagna said.

The suspect was arrested in a hotal in Norwalk Monday night, he said. David faces a slew of charges, including 50 counts of second-degree identity theft, 50 counts of illegal use of a credit card, one count of third-degree larceny, one count credit card theft, one count of furnishing credit card fraud for more than $500 in charges and one count of violation of probation.


Craig Zac July 09, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Great catch!! we need to find more of these criminals who use identity theft as a way to make a living. Theres too much of this going on, and stores need to train the cashiers to CHECK ID when someone uses a card!! I dont sign any of my cards, instead I write Ask to see ID. and id say 1 out of 15 will ask for id. the rest usually dont even look at the back of the card.


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