Police probe identity theft cases

DARIEN — Town police are investigating two cases of identity theft.

One case was reported just after 3 p.m. March 14. A 43-year-old Darien woman came to police headquarters to make a complaint about an incident that had happened at Saks Fifth Avenue in Stamford the previous day.

The woman told police she received an email earlier that day from the store about the purchase of a $228 Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag.

The store told the woman the last four digits of the credit card used to make the purchase, and she had no credit card that matched them.

The other case was reported at 12:50 p.m. March 8 when another woman came to police headquarters to complain that someone had activated four cell phones on her family’s plan, taking over existing lines and leaving the family without the use of their cell phones.

The woman contacted the AT&T fraud department, which informed her that the high-end cell phones were purchased from the Apple Store in Danbury, police said.

All illegally purchased phones were disabled.