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Norwalk Police: New York Man, 34, Tries to Buy iPhones With Fake Name

Jose Frias
Jose Frias Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. - A 34-year-old New York man who attempted to buy two cell phones using an ID card with a fake name Tuesday morning was charged with larceny and criminal impersonation, police said.

Police responded to the cell phone department of Best Buy on Connecticut Avenue at 10:20 a.m. after employees called police about a suspicious transaction, according to police.

Police said that Jose Frias had entered the store and attempted to purchase two Apple iPhone 6 phones using the name “David West." The phones were valued at $1,807.95, police said.

After officers talked with Frias, they learned his true identity and arrested him, police said.

Frias was charged with fourth-degree larceny and criminal impersonation, police said. His bond was set at $5,000 with a court date of August 16, police said.

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