Police arrested a 44-year-old Norwalk woman on Aug. 4 by warrant and charged her with fifth-degree larceny, third-degree forgery, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card receipt, and making less than $500 in charges on a credit card.
She’s accused of stealing a debit card from the purse of an employee of the New Canaan Historical Society during an event that took place in June, according to the police report.
On June 3, police took a complaint from the victim, who indicated that shortly after attending an event catered at the New Canaan Historical Society the night before, the victim received an email from the bank associated with the card that there was possible fraudulent activity occurring on the victim’s account, officials said. A subsequent investigation determined that several charges and attempted charges were made in Norwalk immediately after the event concluded.
Video and still images of the suspect were obtained at each of the retail establishments, which allowed police to positively identify the suspect. A subsequent arrest warrant was obtained, the report said.
The suspect surrendered herself to police and was held on a $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear Aug. 14 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.