NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A New York City man's bad luck of getting into an accident in Massachusetts resulted in New Canaan Police solving an identity theft case.
Sinke Merim Zewge, 34, of 317 Bowery, New York City, was charged with second-degree identity theft and second-degree forgery. He was held on $25,000 bond for a court appearance Friday.
A New Canaan resident went to police to report that numerous credit cards had been taken out in the resident's name.
Police identified Zewge as a suspect in the case after he got into an accident with his U-Haul truck in Amherst, Mass. Police investigating the accident found numerous fraudulent ID's, including the New Canaan resident's, inside the U-Haul truck.
Police got an extraditable arrest warrant for him and discovered he was being held in the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., serving a sentence for an offense in New York.
On Thursday, New Canaan Police picked up Zewge at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y., after he completed his sentence.