Norwalk police: NY teen used stolen identity to purchase laptops
NORWALK — A New York teenager tried to use a stolen identity to purchase two new laptops, according to police.
Angel Bencosme, 18, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and second-degree identity theft.
Police were dispatched to the UPS at 190 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 1 p.m. Tuesday after they said an employee reported that Bencosme was using a fake ID card to try and pick up an order of two laptops each valued at $1,799.
Bencosme was still on the scene when police arrived, and he was detained without incident. Police said they were able to identify the 18-year-old based on a passport in his possession.
Further investigation revealed that the fake ID he had tried to use had the same name as the credit card used to buy the laptops. Police said the identity was traced back to a Stamford resident.
Bencosme was held on $50,000 bond and given a court date of Feb. 20.