Police: Bridgeport woman stole mail, fled police
WESTPORT — A Bridgeport woman was arrested in court following allegations that she stole mail and fled from police.
On Oct. 8, Daisha Haynes, 20, and fellow Bridgeport resident Jovan Boyd, 28, were arrested after a brief pursuit with Westport officers. Haynes and Boyd initially fled but were then found in a second car shortly thereafter, police said.
Haynes’ car — the first one invovled in the scuffle — contained a large amount of mail stolen from Westport and a number of surrounding towns; Haynes herself possessed a number of credit cards bearing the names of 10 other individuals, police said.
Detectives contacted the owners of the credit cards, including one who reported he was recently a victim of identity theft. Several fraudulent credit card accounts and two utility accounts were opened using personal identifying information of the victim, police said.
One of the fraudulent accounts was associated with Boyd’s address, 90 Worth St. in Bridgeport, and the account’s listed phone number belonged to Hayes, police said. A number of fraudulent transactions were made using the cards and surveillance videos from the various stores showed Haynes and Boyd conducting fraudulent transactions, police added.
Boyd was arrested on Nov. 20 for his involvement in the incident, but police did not detain Haynes until Dec. 3, when she was arrested at the State Superior Court of Bridgeport on the outstanding warrant.
Hayes was transported to Westport police headquarters, where she was charged with third-degree identity theft, false statement to procure issuance of a credit card, and credit card theft. She was additionally charged with illegal use of credit card, fourth-degree larceny, and four counts of conspiracy to commit. Haynes was held on $75,000 bond and was brought to the State Superior Court of Norwalk for arraignment the following morning.
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