A Hamden man has been arrested and charged with identity theft and 14 counts of forgery.

According to police, a Wilton resident reported in February their personal identifying information was used to open credit card accounts with Home Depot, Ikea, and Lord & Taylor.

According to police, the 36-year-old Hamden man purchased the credit card from an unknown individual. Police said it is also unknown how the victim’s identity was stolen.

Police said the cards were used at stores in Connecticut and New Jersey, to make approximately $35,886 in fraudulent purchases.

Police made the arrest on Nov. 5. The accused was assessed a $50,000 bond and is due in court on Dec. 5.


A Wilton man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after police found the car he had been driving was involved in a crash.

Police responded to a report of a possible crash on Nov. 14 at about 6:29 p.m., to Skunk Lane.

According to police, the 62-year-old man lost control of his 1998 Porsche Carrera, driving off the road into an embankment where the car was then stuck.

Officers said they detected the smell of alcohol and that the driver could not perform field sobriety tests to standard. His blood alcohol levels were 0.1066 and 0.1031, above the legal imit of 0.08.

The driver was released on a promise to appear and given a court date of Jan. 7, 2021 at Norwalk Superior Court.