Plymouth police charge two in connection with identity theft scheme used in attempted purchase of $70K Corvette

Published on Friday, 11 September 2020 10:51
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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PLYMOUTH -- Police on Thursday arrested two people who allegedly conspired to steal someone’s identity in an attempt to fraudulently buy a $70,000 Corvette in town.

Tavon Moyer, 38, of Stratford, and Akil Jones, 38, of Bridgeport, each have been charged after they were apprehended at the Terryville Chevrolet car dealership at 302 Main St. Police said Moyer was arrested inside the dealership, while Jones was found in a vehicle in the nearby IGA parking lot.

According to police, officers were made aware around 11:30 a.m. Thursday that someone was trying to buy a Corvette from Terryville Chevrolet over the Internet, using what appeared to be forged documents. Police said the victim of the identify theft scheme, whose name and other information was being used for the purchase, resides in Delaware.

Plymouth police and members of the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force set up in the area prior to the attempted purchase and spotted their suspects. Moyer was taken into custody once he entered the dealership. He faces charges of attempted first-degree larceny, identity theft and forgery.

Jones, who was arrested after he was found waiting in his vehicle at IGA, has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.

Moyer was held on $200,000 bond and was expected to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court on Friday.

Jones was released without having to post bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 29.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Friday, 11 September 2020 10:51. Updated: Friday, 11 September 2020 10:54.