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Man faces new identity-theft charges at another Westport bank

Published 11:02 am, Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Eric Christian, 29, of Norwalk, on Wednesday was arrested on new criminal impersonation and identity theft charges. Photo: Westport Police Department / Westport News contributed
    Eric Christian, 29, of Norwalk, on Wednesday was arrested on new criminal impersonation and identity theft charges. Photo: Westport Police Department

 

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A Norwalk man, charged in July with trying to illegally withdraw funds from a Westport bank using a false identity, faces new identity-theft charges.

Eric Christian, 29, was arrested Wednesday night by Greenwich police on a Westport warrant charging him with third-degree identity theft and criminal impersonation.

The latest charges stem from a complaint filed in April by First County Bank, police said. An investigation by Westport police detectives identified Christian as the suspect, according to the report.

In July, Christian and Candace M. Zulawski, 22, of West Haven, were charged with attempted larceny in connection with the attempted illegal withdrawal of funds from the Chase Bank office on Post Road West.

He was charged at the time with third-degree criminal attempt at larceny, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, interfering with an officer, seven counts of third-degree identity theft, trafficking in personal information, criminal impersonation and violation of probation.

Police said Thursday that Christian has an extensive history of bank fraud and criminal impersonation-related crimes in Connecticut.

He was unable to post $500,000 bond and was scheduled be arraigned Thursday at Norwalk Superior Court.