Missing Mail Reports In Wilton Lead To Identity Theft Arrest

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Dayquan Jackson is accused of stealing mail from at least two Wilton residences and using the homeowners’ personal information to create fraudulent checks. Photo Credit: Wilton Police

WILTON, Conn. — A 25-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with identity theft in Wilton last week after an investigation into reports of missing mail, police say.

Dayquan Jackson is accused of stealing mail from at least two Wilton residences and using the homeowners’ personal information to create fraudulent checks, police said. Police say Jackson then had other people deposit the checks into valid accounts and would later withdraw the money from an ATM.

Jackson’s arrest is the result of an investigation that began last July after a Middlebrook Farm Road resident reported they were missing mail, according to the police report. Subsequently, someone tried cashing a fraudulent check for $4,500 at a Stratford credit union using the resident’s personal information, police say. The transaction was denied.

The investigation led police to a Westport Road resident who also believed some of their mail had been stolen in July, the report says. A fraudulent check for $4,000 was deposited into an account at the credit union using that resident’s information, police said.

Jackson was arrested last Tuesday and charged with identity theft and conspiracy to commit identity theft, both felonies. He was held on $4,000 bond and arraigned at Norwalk Superior Court that same day. He is next due in court on Jan. 22.

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