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Darien Police: Man facing charges after using Alzheimer's patients' credit card

Published 4:15 pm, Monday, November 12, 2012
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A Norwalk man is facing multiple charges after police said he unlawfully used a credit card belonging to two elderly Alzheimer's patients to pay his bills.

Abraham Kishumbua, 21, 289 West Cedar St. in Norwalk, turned himself in to police on Nov. 5 after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant stems from a complaint received June 5 from family members of the couple, who reside on Five Mile River Road, according to police.

Police said the complaint alleges that the couple's credit card had been illegally used to pay cell phone bills and to make ATM withdrawals beginning October 2011 and continuing to May 2012. Further investigation revealed that the credit card was used to pay nine separate Sprint invoices totaling $1,1842.84, according to police.

In addition to the Sprint services, police said Kishumbua allegedly used the card for 36 ATM transactions, totaling $7,020.

Police said the victims employed two separate caregivers, one of whom identified Kishumbua, who is her nephew, when looking at ATM surveillance photos provided by police.

Police said Kishumbua admitted to the thefts and told police he obtained the credit card while visiting his aunt at the victim's residence.

He was arrested on charges of third-, fifth- and sixth-degree larceny; illegal use of a credit card; and theft of a credit card.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court Nov. 13