Police last week arrested a 33-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with second-degree forgery and second-degree violation of conditions of release.
At about 2:44 p.m. on Feb. 2, officers responded to an auto body shop on Main Street to verify owner information connected to a Jan. 30 incident, according to a police report.
There, police identified the local man as the person trying to pick up the vehicle, the report said.
Through an investigation, police found that the man was trying to use a temporary New Jersey license plate that was not valid, it said. They charged him with the felony-level forgery offense.
Under state law, a person commits second-degree forgery if he or she “with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, he falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument or issues or possesses any written instrument which he knows to be forged, which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or represent if completed,” among other reasons.
The man had been arrested in October and charged with five motor vehicle-related offenses, Connecticut Judicial Branch records show.
Police released the man on $300 bond and scheduled him to appear Feb. 16 in state Superior Court.