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Bridgeport man charged in identify theft, credit card fraud

November 23, 2018

WESTPORT - A 28-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested on fraudulent use of credit cards, larceny and identity theft charges.

Jovan Boyd, of Worth Street, was arrested on a court warrant Tuesday charging him with third-degree identity theft, making a false statement to procure issuance of a credit card, credit card theft, fourth-degree larceny, embezzlement and four counts of conspiracy.

On Oct, 8 Boyd and Daisha Haynes, 20, of Bridgeport, were arrested following a brief pursuit with Westport police. Haynes and Boyd had fled the suspect vehicle and were arrested in a second vehicle shortly after.

Hayne’s vehicle was found to contain a large amount of mail stolen from Westport and a number of surrounding towns. She was also found to be in possession of credit cards in the names of 10 other individuals.

Lt. Julian Cabana said in a release that “detectives contacted owners of the credit cards, including the victim. The victim reported he was recently the victim of identity theft. Several fraudulent credit card accounts and two utility accounts were opened using his personal identifying information.

“One of the fraudulent credit card accounts was associated with 90 Worth St., Bridgeport, which was later learned to be the address of Jovan Boyd. A number fraudulent transactions were made using the fraudulent credit cards. Detectives secured surveillance video from various stores, which showed Haynes and Boyd conducting the fraudulent transactions. An arrest warrant application was submitted for Boyd and later approved.”

Boyd was held in lieu of $75,000 bond and later arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court.

Hayes, 20, was earlier charged with evading responsibility, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer: non-assaultive, conspiracy to commit larceny and credit card theft.

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