despp: State Police Investigate Identity Theft Case in Colchester
2014

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2014

 

STATE POLICE CONDUCT IDENTITY THEFT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IN COLCHESTER

 

   The Colchester Resident State Trooper and town officers have been working cooperatively with other state local and federal authorities on a criminal investigation into approximately 35 cases of credit card fraud/identity theft cases which occurred in Colchester beginning in late November.

 

   Police observed a marked increase in the amount of ID theft complaints and a pattern was developed in which one local dining establishment, the Ichiban Asian Bistro in Colchester, appeared to be the location where the victimsí credit card information was compromised.

 

   Through the investigative efforts of state, local and federal authorities, a search warrant was served at a Norwich private residence which yielded evidence in this case, as well the arrest of a female connected to ID theft in Rhode Island.  Additional arrests are anticipated as the criminal investigation progresses. 

 

   The investigation into the ID thefts in Colchester is actively ongoing.  It is important to note that since this criminal investigation has progressed, the ID thefts have ceased and police have not received any new complaints.

 

   The management at the Ichiban Asian Bistro has been very cooperative in this investigation and they have taken steps to protect their patrons against any future ID theft.

 

   Investigators are asking anyone with any information regarding this ID Theft investigation to contact the Colchester Resident Trooperís Office at 860-537-7270.

 

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Sgt. Joe Mercer,

Colchester Resident State Police Sergeant





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