Olutade Gboyega was arrested when he picked up a box of cash that had been shipped to a vacant house in Wilton.
Police said it is part of a dating scam where someone online earns your trust and convinces you to send cash.
Authorities said the box stuffed with $23,000 came from Mississippi.
Gboyega is here on a work visa.
He is out on a $50,000 bond.