Man already in custody linked back to credit card theft purchases in September

Published on Monday, 7 May 2018 14:58
Written by Charles Paullin


SOUTHINGTON - A man already in custody was arrested on an outstanding warrant for alleged credit card theft and purchases made in September.

Kyle McFarlin, 57, was charged with fifth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, receipt of items from illegal use of a credit card on May 3 at Bristol Court on an outstanding warrant. At the time of this arrest, he was being held in a Connecticut correctional Facility.

According to Southington police Lt. Stephen Elliot, McFarlin allegedly stole a wallet out of an employee’s purse while she was working at a local medical facility in September.

McFarlin then used the credit cards in the wallet to make a purchase in the amount of approximately $400 at Macy’s and $392.82 at Michael Kors, both at West Farms Mall, Elliot said. The cards were also used to make a purchase of $45 at a Shell Gas Station in that area.

Collaboration with New Britain and Farmington police departments led to development of McFarlin as a suspect, Elliot said. He was then able to be identified as the suspect.

McFarlin is next due in court May 24 with bond at $50,000 for this case only. He is not released from custody.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Monday, 7 May 2018 14:58. Updated: Monday, 7 May 2018 15:00.