Three identity thefts reported in Darien
DARIEN — Several Darien residents were recently victims of identity thefts, including one woman who had a tax return filed in her name.
On March 13, a 55-year-old Darien woman reported to police a fraudulent 2016 tax return filed in her name. The IRS had contacted the woman about the false filing and told her to report the incident to her local police. There was no evidence the crime was committed locally and the woman was told to contact police if she needs further assistance. Police said these types of reports are common around this time of year as people prepare to file their taxes.
On March 17, a 70-year-old woman filed a report about her credit card information being used for someone else’s E-ZPass. Around $1,360 was taken from the woman’s bank account due to the fraudulent pass.
The next day, a 37-year-old Darien man reported to police that someone had used his name and information to apply for credit cards at Walmart, Target and Saks Fifth Avenue. The man found this out when he was contacted by Target to confirm the credit card application. The man canceled all the cards and placed a credit freeze on his account. There was no evidence of a local connection and the man suffered no financial loss from the incident.