Police: Pair Arrested After Alleged Fraud Attempt at Southbury Bank
The Connecticut State Police - Troop A in Southbury, and the Southbury Police Department have announced the arrest of two men, one from Waterbury, another from Oakville, after an alleged attempt to commit fraud last week at a local bank in Southbury.
According to The Connecticut State Police - Troop A, Southbury Police were dispatched to the Chase Bank at 775 Main Street South in the Southbury Green for a report of possible fraud in progress. Dispatch received complaints of two men in the lobby of the bank acting suspiciously, and possibly trying to defraud someone.
During the investigation, it was discovered that one of the men, Conrad Carvey, 44, of Sky Hollow Ct. in Oakville, was allegedly attempting to use a fake Rhode Island driver's license and a fake credit card to link the victim's account to the account of the second suspect account, the second suspect has been identified as Victor Ventura, 28, of Green St. in Waterbury.
Once the accounts were linked, it would have been possible for the suspects to funnel money from the victim's account into Ventura's. Both men stated that they were being paid by a third party, and had no intention of stealing from the victim.
Carvey and Ventura were both placed under arrest, and face numerous criminal charges, including: Criminal Attempt to Commit 6th Degree Larceny, Credit Card Theft, Illegal Transfer, Fraud, Forgery, Interference with the Investigation of a Police Officer, Criminal Impersonation, and Attempt at Identity Theft.
Carvey was released on a $10,000 bond, and is set to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on 12/14/21. Ventura was also released, and is set to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on 12/10/21.
Police say that the victim has been notified regarding the alleged incident.