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Monday, February 25, 2008

Man Arrested In Identity Theft Case

By LYNN DOAN | The Hartford Courant

1:33 PM EST, February 25, 2008

WINDSOR LOCKS - A 45-year-old New York man is scheduled to appear in court today on criminal charges after police found several stolen credit cards, driver's licenses, names and birth dates in his rental car over the weekend, police said.

Steven Digsby, of 446 Carlls Path in Deerpark, N.Y, was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree larceny, first-degree identity theft, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal trespass, third-degree identity theft, third-degree larceny, four counts of credit card theft, operating a motor vehicle without a license, criminal impersonation, interference with an officer, possession of marijuana, reproduction of credit cards, illegal use of a credit card and criminal impersonation, police said.

Police received a call at about 2 p.m. Saturday from an employee at a local rental car agency who had spotted Digsby looking into rental cars in a parking lot on Schoephoester Road near Bradley International Airport. When officers arrived, they found at least six driver's licenses and credit cards, along with names and birth dates of people from different states in the car he was driving, police said.

A small quantity of marijuana was also found in Digsby's possession, police said,0,6883982.story


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