Man charged as accomplice in series of credit-card thefts
Published 3:13 pm, Friday, June 19, 2015
Police charged a Southport man with being the accomplice in a series of car break-ins and credit-card thefts over the last several months.
Jonathan Cooperman, 25, of Anderson Lane in the Southport section of Fairfield, was charged Monday with two counts of third-degree burglary; two counts of third-degree identity theft (impersonation); third-degree identity theft (no impersonation); one count of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary; conspiracy to commit identification theft; illegal use of a credit card, and conspiracy: discussion/intent/act toward commission of a crime.
Both men face charges stemming from a Jan. 12 incident where a victim reported credit cards were stolen from her car and later used to make fraudulent purchases.
Police said the men are also suspects in a Feb. 19 incident where a victim reported that his unlocked vehicle was entered and the interior contents rummaged through.
On May 5, police were contacted by a neighboring police department concerning vehicles that were being burglarized and told stolen credit cards were being used in Westport. Both men are facing charges connected to those incidents, according to police.
Cooperman was also charged with a Jan. 28 incident where a victim reported that his wallet was taken from his vehicle and credit cards were taken and used to make fraudulent purchases at various locations, according to police.
A warrant for Lewis related to the Jan. 28 incident has not yet been served, police said.
Detectives served the arrest warrants for Cooperman on Monday at Superior Court in Norwalk where he was being held on unrelated charges.