WESTPORT, Conn. -- A second person has been arrested in Westport in a credit card scheme that racked up $27,000 in fraudulent charges on a Westport resident's credit card, according to police.
Marc Alexander, 36, of Stratford was charged with first-degree identity theft, illegal use of credit card, second-degree larceny, first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit identity theft, conspiracy to commit illegal use of credit card, conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny. Rachel Alexander, 39 was arrested in March in connection with the case.
Westport Police received a complaint in November 2014 from somebody who came to headquarters to file a report of fraudulent activity on his credit card. Officers learned that $13,000 had been charged to the victim's credit card from a fraudulent company, police said.
As police investigated the incident, they discovered that multiple other fraudulent companies had been created by Rachel and Marc Alexander, according to police. Marc Alexander would illegally obtain credit card information from the victims, then he would bill a phony company that the pair created, police said. The amount of fraudulent charges in the Westport case totaled $27,000, though police said Marc Alexander was also investigated by other towns and states for similar crimes.
A warrant was issued for Marc Alexander's arrest, and on Monday Westport officers responded to Bridgeport's federal courthouse to pick him up and transport him to Westport for processing. He was then taken to Norwalk court for arraignment that same day.