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New Year's Eve Arrest for Bridgeport Man on Identity Theft Charges

After Wilton residents reported missing mail, a trail led to Dayquan Jackson, 25, suspected of using stolen information from the mail to create fraudulent checks, then using "runners" to deposit the checks into valid accounts.

A complaint was received from a resident of Middlebrook Farm Rd in July 2013 that mail was missing from the mailbox and subsequently there was an attempt to cash a fraudulent check in the amount of $4,500 at a credit union in Stratford using the resident's personal information.

According to Wilton Police the transaction was denied and the investigation found that a resident of Westport Rd also believed mail had been removed from their mailbox in July as well, with a fraudulent check in the amount of $4,000 deposited into the account of another person at the credit union.

The police investigation determined that the accused, Dayquan Jackson, 25, of 505 Jane St in Bridgeport, used personal information about the victims obtained by stealing from their mailboxes and subsequently used the information to create fraudulent checks.

According to Lt. Wakeman of Wilton Police, the accused utilized "runners" to deposit the fraudulent checks into valid accounts in order to withdraw funds via ATMs afterward. Wakeman said Wilton investigators collaborated with Bridgeport investigators who were familiar with the accused. Wakeman indicated that Wilton Police anticipate additional arrests to be made.

Jackson, whose bond was set at $4,000, was detained by Fairfield Police on Dec. 31, where he was picked up by Wilton Police officers and then processed at Norwalk Superior Court. 

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