FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield University student was charged with stealing a professor's wallet and using his credit card, including an attempt to buy a glass pipe, Fairfield police said.
A Fairfield University professor contacted police after noticing that his wallet was gone when he was leaving his gym, police said.
During the investigation, officers learned that the credit card had been used several times since it went missing, once at a Shell for $1.80 and at Marshalls for $150.49.
At Beans and Leaves on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, an employee told officers that a man had attempted to buy a glass pipe using two different credit cards, police said. But after both were declined, the man returned to his car and got a credit card with his own name -- Kevin Dunkin -- to purchase the glass pipe.
Police used the receipt to contact Dunkin, 20, at his home in Fairfield and to ask him about the credit card use.
He admitted to using the credit card and said the wallet containing the card was in his car, police said.
Dunkin was arrested Monday night and charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, two counts of third-degree forgery, three counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of sixth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny and two counts of illegal use of a credit card. He was released on $500 bond and given a court date of Nov. 26.
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