Toys stolen in credit fraud
Credit card fraudsters fleeced an online toy company of more than $50,000 in wooden toys ordered with stolen or illegitimate credit cards before the toymaker flagged the purchases as dubious, Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.
A salesperson from the online company, Tegu, reported the potential fraud June 17 and told police the sales were spaced out over a few months, Marron said. The problem came to light when a computer program rejected several orders after finding inconsistencies including orders under the same name with different credit card and email information, Marron said.
The company has offices on Tokeneke Road.
Of the total purchased amount of $55,638 in toys, about $38,560 of the merchandise was shipped out to different addresses in Montreal, Canada, Marron said.
The company is working with the Montreal Police Department to try to recover merchandise, Marron said.
Attempts to reach Tegu representatives were not successful.