Police link Norwich woman to credit card fraud case

Norwich — A 50-year-old Norwich woman is facing felony larceny charges linked to alleged credit card fraud.

Annette Cloutier-Maynard, 50, of 89 W. Town St. was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond Thursday by Norwich police on charges of first-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny and two counts of illegal use of a credit card.

Norwich detectives had begun an investigation in November after receiving information from the Clinton City, Utah, police department. A Utah resident had reported to police that someone had applied for a joint credit card using their Citi Bank credit card account information. The joint credit card was issued and mailed to Cloutier-Maynard in Norwich, police determined.

Police allege Cloutier-Maynard over the next several months received numerous credit cards in the mail that were later determined to be fraudulently obtained. The cards were used 53 times at various locations throughout New London County and included cash advances, purchases and a one-month-long car rental, police said.

Police said both Citi Bank and American Express assisted Detective Kyle Besse in the investigation that determined that transactions on the cards totaled more than $46,000.

Cloutier-Maynard is due for arraignment on Friday in Norwich Superior Court.

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