Man charged with spree of credit-card thefts
Published 3:59 pm, Friday, June 12, 2015
A Norwalk man faces numerous charges related to the theft of credit cards and illegal purchases made with those stolen cards over the last several months.
Daniel Lewis, 28, of Woodchuck Court in Norwalk, was charged Friday with credit card theft; third-degree burglary; sixth-degree larceny from a motor vehicle; two counts of third-degree identity theft (no impersonation), and five counts of conspiracy: discussion/intent/act toward commission of a crime.
The incidents occurred on separate occasions starting in January, police said, and involved similar types of crimes.
On Jan. 12, Lewis stole a purse from a vehicle in Westport and used those cards to make fraudulent purchases at various locations, according to police. After an investigation, police issued a warrant for the arrest of Lewis.
Lewis on Feb. 19 he allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle here and rummaged through the interior, according to the report. A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued after the investigation into this incident.
In May, Westport police were contacted by police in a neighboring community about vehicles being burglarized there and stolen credit cards used in Westport.
Lewis was a suspect in those break-ins and another warrant was issued for his arrest.
Lewis turned himself in to police Friday morning. His bond for the three incidents totaled $55,000, and he was scheduled to be arraigned in state Superior Court later in the day.