Tip About Duo Possibly Forcing an Elderly Man to Conduct Bank Transaction Leads to Arrests

Greenwich Police responded to a parking lot in the area of Amogerone Crossway in downtown on July 7 on a report of suspicious activity. Police say a bystander had noticed two men who appeared to be forcing an elderly man to conduct a transaction at a local bank.

Bike police and plain clothes officers detained and positively identified the suspect, Joshua Rickman, 24, of Brooklyn, NY.

During a search of the vehicle in which Rickman was a passenger, police found Personal Identity Information of the victim handwritten on a page in the car operator’s manual. A check of local banks revealed that information was being used through the presentation of a fraudulent US Passport in an attempt to withdraw $3,000 from the victim’s account.

Police say Rickman and his co-conspirator, Antoine Moses Kerr, 26, of East Hartford, CT, conspired to complete an identity theft with the personal identity information to try to steal $3,000.

Rickman and Kerr then interfered with the investigation by intentionally misleading investigators.

Also, Police say Mr. Kerr, 26, had an active warrant for failure to appear in court.

A search of the vehicle also revealed a prescription bottle containing banded folds of suspected heroin.

Both Rickman and Kerr were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 2, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Impersonation, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 3 and Interfering with an Officer/Resisting.

Rickman was able to post his $10,000 bond.

Kerr’s bond was set at $20,000 which he was also able to post.

Both men were assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on July 22, 2022.