Date: August 13, 2019
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
In May of 2019 Hamden Police responded to Crosspoint Federal Credit Union on the report of fraud and larceny.
Investigation revealed that Brandon Gutierrez withdrew $4,600.00 from an account registered in the name of a Maine resident. Gutierrez advised police that he purchased the Maine resident’s identity through the “dark web” for $5.00. Gutierrez further advised police that he has stolen approximately $15,000.00 during the past 2 months utilizing false identifications.
On May 15, 2019 Gutierrez was arrested by the Southern Connecticut State University Police Department after attempting to commit another fraud at a Crosspoint Federal Credit Union that is located on campus.
Detective John Marks, a Hamden Police Detective that is assigned to the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force conducted an extensive investigation, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for Gutierrez. The court approved the arrest warrant application.
Today, Officer Andrew Lipford and other members of the United States Marshal Service Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended Gutierrez in Bridgeport. He was subsequently transported to Hamden Police Headquarters.
Hamden Police arrested Brandon Gutierrez, 33, of 410 Montauk Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. He was charged with Larceny in the 3rd Degree, Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree. Gutierrez is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on August 27, 2019.