$33,000 Stolen Via Debit Card From Darien Resident In Identity Theft

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Darien Police are investigating a large-scale identity theft from a local resident. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. – A Darien resident reported more than $33,000 had been stolen via an identity theft late last year, police said.

The resident told police that the money was taken through 75 fraudulent transactions dating to late October. The resident never lost his debit card during that time, and investigators believe the card’s data has been stolen and imprinted onto another card, according to police reports.

The transactions were made at ATMs throughout New York City, totaling $33,236 in cash and fees. The most recent charges were at an ATM in Brooklyn on Jan. 8, police said. The first charge was on Oct. 28, four days after the card had last been used by the owner, according to police reports.

The case was still under investigation. Anyone with information on this or other identity thefts can contact the Darien Police at 203-662-5300.

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