Windsor Locks man charged with defrauding Southington man out of over $800

windsor locks man charged with defrauding southington man out of over 800 - Windsor Locks man charged with defrauding Southington man out of over $800


SOUTHINGTON – A Windsor Locks man was arrested over the weekend and accused of stealing a man’s credit card, defrauding him out of more than $800.

James Dorsey, 19, faces one count each of credit card theft by transfer and revoked payment card more than $500. He is being held on $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on July 19.

According to the arrest warrant, the complainant, a 77-year-old Southington resident contacted police on June 10 to report some fraudulent activity on his credit card account that occurred in May.

The man said 13 fraudulent transactions had taken place, totaling $888.

A breakdown of the transactions showed that, in seven of them, the cash back feature was used at an area Walmart to get $60 each time, the warrant said.

The complainant told police he suspected that Dorsey was responsible, according to the warrant. Dorsey had lived with him up until the middle of May, as he otherwise would have been homeless, the warrant said.

Further, the complainant said, Dorsey had done something similar in the past, but he chose not to press charges. 

Police were able to view video surveillance from some of the fraudulent transactions, identifying Dorsey as the suspect, according to the warrant.   

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:12. Updated: Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:15.

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