SOUTHINGTON - A Waterbury man and an accomplice allegedly agreed to return a lost wallet to a friend and then used the credit cards inside, police said.
Scott Tenney, 28, of 303 New Haven Ave., Waterbury, and accomplice claimed in April that they knew the owner of a lost wallet found at a local grocery store and were able to get the wallet back from store staff, police said.
The two then used the identification and credit cards in the wallet to purchase about $500 in items for themselves at several stores in the area, Lt. Stephen Elliott said.
The name of the accomplice was not released.
Tenney was served with an arrest warrant Monday charging him with sixth-degree larceny, four counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, two counts of conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card and second-degree breach of peace.
He was released on $2,500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court Aug. 21.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.