Update, 11 a.m. 5/23: Wilton police said that Harris has been charged with allegedly stealing $1,438.09 and allegedly attempting to steal $644.70 which was denied by a bank's fraud division, according to Captain John Lynch. There may have been more money stolen related to this case, and it is an open investigation, according to Lynch.
Police arrested a 32 year-old Bridgeport man for his alleged involvement in scamming at least one person by using an identity theft scheme, police said. Marque Harris, of Poplar Street in Bridgeport, was arrested at his workplace in Shelton by Wilton Police this past Friday, May 18 and was charged with four counts of second-degree identity theft, according to the police report.
Police said that Harris had found at least one other person where “he would pay their bills by accepting cash from them and telling the person he could match their payments,” the report states.
Harris allegedly also opened a credit account under another name and rather than paying their bills, he, allegedly, “in essence pocketed the money,” said Captain John Lynch of the . Police said that Harris allegedly took banking information, probably from a check, to make unauthorized banking withdrawals from the account. Police are still investigating the incident, and indicated there were more victims involved. The total amount stolen was not readily available at press time (look for an update on this later).
“It’s a long case,” said Lynch. “We’re still putting [it] together.”
Harris posted a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 29, police said.