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Stamford man faces two charges

Published 5:52 pm, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Kum Po Ng, 57, of Stamford was arrested on charges of third-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny and illegal use of a credit card on Nov. 21.

According to police, the charges stem from an investigation that was initiated on Jan. 13, when an informational flier was received from the Stamford Police Department requesting information on an Asian male wanted for credit card fraud. A photo of the subject was included in the flier, according to police.

The subject had been targeting high-end jewelry stores purchasing Rolex watches with fraudulent credit cards, according to police. Based on this information, a Darien detective went to David Harvey Jewelers, 995 Post Road, to make the store aware of the individual, according to police.

Police said upon viewing the flier, management reported that the subject had been in the store in October 2011 and attempted to purchase a $7,500 Rolex with a fraudulent credit card. During the transaction, the subject produced a Citi Business Visa card and management then requested that he also present a driver's license for identification purposes, according to police.

Police said the subject stated he left his license in the car and left the store, leaving the credit card behind. Management also produced video surveillance capturing the transaction, and it was noted that the subject depicted on the flier and in the video was the same person, according to police.

Police said Stamford police later contacted Darien police identifying the subject as Ng and a warrant for his arrest was sought.

Ng was originally held in custody by the Stamford police on a $200,000 bond, according to police. He was then processed for the Darien charges and held on an additional $100,000.

Police said Ng, a Malaysian national, is the subject of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer preventing him from posting bond. He is in the United States on a visa, according to police. He was arraigned in court on Nov. 23.