Eric Christian, 28, of 2 Amber Drive, Norwalk, was charged with identity theft and second-degree forgery after receiving a warrant for his arrest Saturday, July 21.

The charges stem from a complaint made by a Bank of Darien employee on Jan. 24 informing police that a man, later identified as Christian, attempted to open a fraudulent checking account in his brother's name.

The police report said the bank received an alert that the brother's had been the victim of identity theft. It was also determined there were 10 attempts to open accounts under that name at several regional banks since Dec. 27, 2011.

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The employee refused to open the account and Christian left the bank, according to the police report, which said Christian has a prior arrest record that includes criminal impersonation, identity theft, violation of probation and larceny.

Darien Police said they obtained Christian from Bridgeport Correctional Center, where he was being held on an unrelated matter. Christian posted a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 31.