North Haven police: iPhone theft thwarted by Verizon employee

North Haven police: iPhone theft thwarted by Verizon employee



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NORTH HAVEN — Police arrested a Bronx man Wednesday who reportedly attempted to buy an iPhone X with a fraudulent credit card.

According to police, Guy Galloway, 23, attempting to use a fake New Jersey license and counterfeit credit card in someone else’s name to buy the device, valued at $1,149, at Verizon Wireless, 373 Universal Drive North.

An employee found the information suspicious and contacted police. The investigation revealed Galloway was attempting to use the fake ID and credit card to defraud a 71-year-old North Haven man.

Galloway was charged with second-degree forgery, fourth-degree larceny, second-degree identity theft, false statement, and criminal impersonation.

He was released after posting a $10,000 bond. Galloway is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Jan. 11.

LTakores@record-journal.com

203-317-2212

Twitter: @LCTakores


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