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Police Reports: Texts Lead to Arrest and a Credit Card Nightmare

Officers are investigating a credit card fraud case in which there were two attempts to make $3,000 worth of charges and a Stratford man was arrested for violation of a protective order.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

 

Credit Card Fraud

A 56-year-old Monroe Turnpike man had credit card problems after shopping at Job Lot in Seymour, according to a fraud complaint filed Tuesday.

The credit card company called to inform him that someone attempted to use his Lowe's Visa card for a $3,000 purchase in Staten Island, NY. The next day, he received a letter from the credit card company thanking him for notifying them of his recent address change — to a State Island address, according to the report.

On May 11, police said he was notified of a second unsuccessful attempt to use his credit card for a $3,000 purchase at a Best Buy. Police said he called his bank, which apologized for forgetting to change the address on his account back to Monroe. It has since been changed, the report said.

The victim's bank is GE Capital Bank, which is investigating the fraud. 

 

Violation of a Protective Order

Richard Fredette, 56, of Stratford turned himself in on a warrant Tuesday for criminal violation of a protective order after phone records showed he had texted an ex-girlfriend multiple times, according to police.

The bond was set at $15,000.

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