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Saturday, March 24 News

Credit card issued under resident's name

A Gerdes Road resident was the 15th victim of identity theft or scam in New Canaan in July, according to police.

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The 60-year-old called police at 9:20 p.m. July 31 after his bank contacted him about suspicious activity on a credit card, which he did not know existed, police said.

A Bank of Montreal representative told the complainant that the card was issued with a Brooklyn, N.Y., address and that the person had his Social Security number and date of birth, according to the report.

It is not known how much was spent under his name, but police said the man would not be responsible for any charges.

Fourteen other New Canaan residents were victims of similar frauds or scams in the month of July, according to police.