DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Dartmouth police have arrested a T-Mobile store employee suspected of stealing the identity of one customer and money from another.
Nathaniel Duarte-Souto, 30, of New Bedford, is charged with identity fraud and larceny over $1,200.
Dartmouth police said they began investigating Duarte-Souto after they were contacted by Middletown police about a possible case of identity theft.
Detectives, with the assistance of T-Mobile, found that Duarte-Souto purchased items with a credit card he had set up using the victim’s personal information, according to police. They also allege he used another customer’s phone to access their bank account and transfer money to an account he has access to.
Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque put out a word of warning, saying, “This incident should serve as an example to all of the importance of securing apps and/or any other personal information before handing any electronic devices over to anyone, including service technicians.”