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Woman Reports $5,000 Stolen from a Business Account, Suspects Ex-Boyfriend

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A 52-year-old Darien woman told police that two business checks were stolen from her and used to remove $5,000 from a bank account of hers, and she suspects her ex-boyfriend. The woman said she’d broken up with the boyfriend, a 53-year-old Darien man, two months ago, after a four-year relationship. She thinks he did the same thing last December, but she never reported it to police. Police detectives are investigating the matter.

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Man, 28, Charged with Stealing Cartons of Cigarettes, Heroin Possession

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A 28-year-old man arrested after a traffic stop in which police found stolen cartons of cigarettes from Walgreen’s and heroin in the car is also wanted by law enforcement officials in Florida, Darien police said. Darien police described the matter with this account (including accusations not proven in court:

At some time on Monday, Nov. 16, Steven Wakefield went into Walgreens pharmacy at 138 Heights Rd. and told a cashier he wanted to buy two cartons of cigarettes — Marlboro Red and Newport Menthol. After the cashier put them in a bag and was ringing them up, Wakefield grabbed them and ran out of the store.

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Homeowner Says She Left $500 Payment. Two Workers. Money Missing.

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An Overbrook Lane resident said she put five $100 bills as payment for window washers under one of the worker’s orange juice bottles, and she had a friend with her when she put it there. Then she walked away. Then the money went missing. That’s what Darien police say they were told. Police gave this account of the matter:

When two workers for a window washing company went to get their money after the job washing the house’s windows was over, on Friday, Nov.


At Darien Railroad Station, Coffee Stand’s Closet Burglarized

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Two cartons of cigarettes valued at $89 apiece and some other items were stolen from a closet used by the small newspaper/coffee stand inside Darien Railroad Station. The items were last seen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 by the person running the news stand. When that person returned at 4 p.m. that day, the items were gone from the closet. The person who runs the news stand had accidentally left the storage closet unlocked when closing up the shop at 9 a.m.

A look at video surveillance recordings at the station showed (at about 1:45 p.m.) a heavy-set black male wearing a maroon sweatshirt and tan pants removing a carton of cigarettes from inside his jacket pocket and putting it into a blue duffel bag, then boarding a westbound train shortly afterward.

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Stolen Credit Card Numbers Used to Bilk Online Darien Toy Store

Download PDF, an on-line store that sells wooden blocks with magnets in them and other toys, reported to police that stolen credit cards had been used to buy items priced at a total of $55,637.73, and most of it had already been delivered. The transactions with the business, located at 5 Tokeneke Road, took place over the last few months and in each case they were delivered to various addresses in Montreal. At some point, the store’s computer program alerted the business to the same credit card numbers in transactions linked to different email addresses. The business stopped the pending transactions, but not before $38,560 had already been delivered. The police department in Montreal has been notified, and at the time of the report to Darien police, fraudulent orders were still coming into the website.