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Darien Man Fleeced Out of $4,600 in Classic Check Fraud Scheme

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If you accept a check from someone you don’t know, don’t use part of the proceeds to send money back to the stranger. No matter what the circumstances. That’s the advice police and the Federal Trade Commission give to everyone, because scamming victims this way with false checks is a longstanding problem — one that victimized a 67-year-old Darien man who runs a photography business from his home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Seven-Year Prison Sentence for John DiMenna, Formerly of Darien, for Fraud Scheme

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John DiMenna, 75, until recently from Darien, was sentenced to seven years and one month in prison for defrauding investors of more than $64 million in frauds related to an “extensive real estate investment and financing scheme.” Many Darien residents invested in DiMenna’s companies and projects. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Family Away, Real Estate Agents Take People Through Home, $11K Watch in Dresser Missing

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A watch valued at $11,084 was reported missing from a dresser drawer in a home on Midbrook Lane. The victim and his family had been away for a weeklong trip recently while the home was for sale and potential buyers were shown through it, police were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien’s Police Sgt. with a Doctorate to Deliver Keynote Address at Academic Conference

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Darien Police Patrol Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson won’t be on duty at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4, whatever shift he’s on. Instead, he’ll be about to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Western Research Day conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. And they’ll be addressing him as “Dr. Johnson” because he is one. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Oops: Woman Tells Police $12,000 in Cash Taken From Unlocked Car at Park

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Darien police say a woman told them Wednesday not only that she had not locked her car when she parked at Stony Brook Park on Ledge Road, but that she’d left her purse in it — containing cash totaling $12,000. The purse and the money were gone when she got back to the car, she told police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien’s Two New Police Officers Will Be in Training Until After Christmas

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Darien Police Department filled its last two open positions on Thursday when two new, probationary police officers were sworn in in front of their families, other police officers and town officials, but it will take a while before they’re through training. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 64, Driving Slowly and Erratically on Old Kings Hwy North

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A 64-year-old driver was reported to police as driving in an erratic way on Old Kings Highway North, near Goodwives Shopping Center on Palm Sunday evening, and then charged with driving while under the influence after officers themselves saw his driving, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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