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Suspected Credit Card Thief Caught Image
Dean Henton: allegedly stole cards from a purse. Westport Police photo

Westport Police today arrested a Waterbury man who they said stole four credit cards from the Connecticut Humane Society, ringing up $750 in purchases.

According to Lt. David Farrell, shift commander, the suspect was identified Dean Henton, 47.

Farrell said Henton entered the building today at 455 Post Road East and stole four credit cards out of the victim’s purse. Henton then used the credit cards at Cumberland Farms, Walgreens and Subway in Westport, making $750 in purchases, Farrell said.

“Officers worked with the credit card company to track the fraudulent activity,” Farrell said, adding that they got a description of the suspect by interviewing the store employees.

“Officer David Librandi located Henton who matched the suspect description in the area of 1060 Post Road East,” Farrell added.

He said that Henton was carrying a backpack containing receipts and gift cards showing a credit card number belonging to the victim.

Taken into custody, Henton was charged criminal trespass, four counts of credit card theft, four counts of illegal use of a a credit card, receipt of goods by an illegal credit card, fifth-degree larceny and criminal attempt at illegal use of a credit card.

Henton is being held on a $20,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Farrell said the suspect was also processed for an outstanding violation of probation warrant out of New Haven and faced with a $25,000.00 bond and another court date for Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Haven Superior Court.

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