Darien Identity Theft 2018

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Wallets of Shoppers at Supermarket Targeted by Organized Thieves Last Thursday, Friday

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Thieves working together took wallets from two distracted shoppers at Whole Foods supermarket in Darien at least twice last week, in one case when a shopper was distracted when ordering sushi, and in another case when someone working with the other thieves distracted a shopper, Darien police said. Police didn’t say whether or not any of the thieves in one case were the same ones on both days. (more…) Continue Reading →

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FTC: You’re Vulnerable to a Massive Data Breach If You Stayed at Any of These Hotels from 2014 to Last Sept

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Editor’s note: If you stayed at Marriott International’s Starwood brand hotels, including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, and other hotel and timeshare properties, the personal information you gave to the hotel is vulnerable to the recent massive data breach involving as many as 500 million customers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 24, Tried to Buy Almost $2,300 in Liquor Using Stolen Identity

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A 24-year-old man called up a local liquor store and tried to buy an expensive case of whisky with somebody else’s name and credit card, but police detectives were called and one of them, in turn, fooled the man into thinking he was the store owner. Police then checked the credit card number the man was using, and later arrested him when he went to the store to pick up the case of booze. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Thousands of Dollars Stolen from Checks in a Mailbox — on a Shoestring Budget

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A man and two teenage boys, all from Yonkers, were arrested after they stole envelopes from a mailbox at the Darien Post Office on Saturday, police said. Also, a check was found to have been altered after it had been mailed at the same place on the previous Tuesday, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Shopper Turns Her Back on Her Purse, Bank Soon Tells Her $8,513 in Charges Attempted

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A woman shopping at a Darien supermarket on Friday turned her back on her cart, which held her purse, which held her wallet, which a man stole. Not only did she have no money for her groceries, but her bank s0on told her three attempts were made to spend a total of $8,513 in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Even After an Arrest, Trouble for Darien Victim of Identity Theft Isn’t Over

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Just hours after police found numerous unlocked vehicles were entered on Herman Avenue and nearby Allen O’Neill Drive, a Herman Avenue resident was contacted by a Target store in New York City on Friday and asked if she could confirm that she was applying for a store credit card. (more…) Continue Reading →

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