Cops: Bridgeport man bought 2 computers with fraudulent credit card
HAMDEN - A Bridgeport man is accused of making fraudulent purchases on a military credit card he opened under someone else.
Yanik Opoku, 27, of Shell Street, was charged with third-degree larceny.
The case began on Feb. 8, when police responded to the area of Dix and North streets on the report of suspicious activity.
A concerned resident advised police that a male was opening packages and placing the contents inside of his backpack.
Moments later, officers located Opoku walking in the area.
Inside of his backpack were two new computers, valued at $4,800.
The investigation revealed that the victim, a member of the military, had a military credit card fraudulently opened in his name. The subsequent fraudulent purchases were made with the credit card on a military shopping website.
Opoku is being held on $5,000 and will appear in Meriden Superior Court on Feb. 21.