High Bond for California Man Charged with Forgery, Identity Theft, Criminal Impersonation

On June 13, Greenwich Police plain clothes and patrol officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Greenwich Avenue and were able to detain and positively identify the suspect, Bogdan Paun, 54, of Tarzana, California.

Police said their investigation revealed that the suspect was attempting to utilize a victim’s stolen credit card bearing the victim’s Personal Identifying Information (PII) in conjunction with a counterfeit state of Washington ID to correspond to the PII on the stolen card to impersonate the victim and make purchase of an item for $50,000.

A search of Mr. Paun’s vehicle revealed additional counterfeit ID’s bearing the victim’s face and additional stolen credit cards.

He was charged with Criminal Attempt Larceny 1, Payment Card Theft (7 counts), Greater than $500 on Revoked Payment Card, Identity Theft 1, Criminal Impersonation, and Forgery 2 (3 counts).

His bond was set at $250,000, which he was unable to post.

He was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 28, 2024.