On Thursday, Dec 6 around 5:00pm, Greenwich Police became aware of possible fraudulent activity at Saks located at 205 Greenwich Avenue.
Officers observed two men, later identified as Francisco Diaz-Denoly and Franklin Freiber Romero, attempting to purchase $1,890 worth of merchandise.
Mr. Diaz-Denoly was suspected of presenting a counterfeit driver’s license to a staff member at the store when he as asked for ID.
The two suspects became suspicious of the staff member and left the store without making a purchase. They were observed entering a white BMW and a motor vehicle stop was conducted.
During the stop, police discovered that Diaz-Denoly had a counterfeit PA license in the name of “Daniel Cornyn,” the same ID that he had presented to the employee at Saks.
Also, in the BMW, there were items that had been obtained fraudulently from Bloomingdale’s in White Plains using the same counterfeit PA license.
Mr. Romero, 25, of 926 N Front Street in Reading PA was arrested and charged with Identity Theft 3, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 4, and Criminal Attempt Larceny 4. He was also charged with Larceny 4 for the merchandise fraudulently purchased at Bloomingdale’s in White Plains.
Mr. Francisco Diaz-Denoly, 23, of 1214 Shakespeare in Bronx, NY was charged with Larceny 4, Criminal Attempt Larceny 4, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 4, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3, Identity Theft 3, Criminal Impersonation and Forgery 2.
Neither man was able to post their bond which was set at $5,000 each. They share a date in Stamford Superior Court on Dec 20, 2018.