Cops: Woman charged nearly $7,200 on stolen cards
Published 1:08 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2015
A 32-year-old Hartford woman, arrested on Christmas Day, faces a series of charges for using credit cards stolen in Westport last fall to make illegal purchases totally nearly $7,200, police said.
Shavonne Coachman was taken into custody by Westport police at police headquarters in the upstate town of Cromwell, where she was being held, and charged with multiple counts of third-degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit third-degree identity theft and conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card.
The charges were filed against Coachman, police said, after detectives determined that she had received a number of credit cards stolen from vehicles in Westport in October, and illegally used the cards to make purchases in the Hartford area.
She also was charged with second-degree failure to appear on an unrelated charge at state Superior Court in New Britain.
Coachman is scheduled to appear Jan. 4 on the Westport charges at Superior Court in Norwalk.