Man accused of larceny, fraud after making large purchase at Milford Costco


A New York man was arrested for allegedly trying to fraudulently purchase over $3,000 worth of items from a Milford Costco on Thursday.

Police say that officers responded to the Costco store at 1718 Boston Post Road, on the report of a possible fraudulent transaction

An investigation revealed that 56-year-old Stanley Porter, of Bronx, New York, opened a line of credit using a false name, Charles Godfrey, and a false social security number. He then purchased about $3,600 worth of merchandise.

According to police, Costco staff became suspicious due to the large amount of purchases being made at three separate times in 40 minutes. When they approached Porter, he allegedly fled on foot across Boston Post Road where he was detained by Costco staff until police arrived. 

Porter was arrested and charged with forgery, larceny, credit card fraud, identity theft, criminal impersonation, false statement and payment card fraud. 

He was held on a $25,000 bond.

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