Darien photographer reports potential client for fraud
A 67-year-old Darien photographer filed a complaint with police after a $4,100 check he received for services was found to be fraudulent. The victim contacted police on April 13 to report a potential client named Daniel Mitri.
According to police, the victim received a $4,100 check from Mitri and was instructed to deposit it into a second account to help pay for other workers on the project. The photographer deposited the check as instructed and also purchased Apple gift cards at the request of Mitri.
After several days, the photographer could not contact Mitri any longer and was then notified by his bank that the original check he deposited was fraudulent. In all, the victim sustained losses of $4,600.