Waterford Police make arrests related to identity theft scheme targeting town resident

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Waterford – Police on Thursday arrested three men in relation to an identity theft scheme targeting a town resident.

All three men, Alex J. Tirado, of 40 Richmond Plaza, Apt. 30-D, Bronx, N.Y., Edwin Guzman, 107 Post Ave., Apt. 5-C, New York, N.Y., and Julio Reyes, 20 Post Ave., Apt. 3-C, New York, N.Y., are charged with third-degree identity theft and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. Guzman is also charged with criminal impersonation and illegal use of a credit card.

Working in conjunction with the victim, whose name was not disclosed, and a local business, which also wasn't identified, members of Waterford Police's patrol and investigative services divisions were able to intercept the delivery of fraudulently obtained iPhones, and arrest the men who were trying to obtain the devices.

Guzman provided fake identification pretending to be the victim in order to take possession of the cellphones at the unidentified business, police said. Meanwhile, Reyes and Tirado were outside on the lookout for police, police said. Police converged on the suspects who were taken into custody without incident.

They are each being held on $25,000 bond.


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