Two arrested in connection to series of fraud cases
SUSSEX CO., Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people this week following an investigation into a series of fraud cases.
According to police, the investigation began earlier this month, after it was learned that suspects were creating fraudulent cellular phone accounts by stealing a person’s identity, then having new cell phones shipped to an address via FedEx/UPS. The suspects would get a tracking number, respond to the location, and take the packages containing the phones.
Just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, troopers received a suspect vehicle description while investigating one of these theft complaints in Frankford. After observing the vehicle in the area, a traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the occupants, identified as 23-year-old Jeison Canderlairo and 23-year-old Felix Villa-Candelario, both of New York. Troopers immediately saw two new-in-box AT&T Samsung cell phones in the vehicle, and a subsequent search resulted in the recovery of 10 AT&T Galaxy Note 10+’s.
Both suspects were charged with receiving stolen property value over $1,500, second degree conspiracy, two counts of third degree conspiracy, and five counts of criminal trespass third degree. They are being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,505 secured bond.