Suspect Arrested Following Elderly Financial Scam Investigation

FAIRFIELD – On 11/28/2020, Fairfield Police were called to the home of a Fairfield resident to investigate a report of a financial scam targeting a senior citizen.  The victim informed the responding officer that she had been scammed out of $7,000 by someone who had called her on the phone and falsely claimed to be her nephew.  The suspect posed as the victim’s nephew over the phone claiming that he had been in a drunk driving accident and was being held on $90,000 bond in New Jersey.  The suspect told her that he needed money sent to help him be released from jail.  The victim wired money to a bank account and later contacted police after realizing she was likely scammed.

Fairfield Police detectives continued the investigation and identified Walter DeAlmeida of Newark, New Jersey as the person who was allegedly responsible for scamming the elderly victim.  An arrest warrant was completed for DeAlmeida on charges of Larceny in the 2nd Degree.

On 04/01/2021, DeAlmeida turned himself in at Fairfield Police Headquarters when learning of the warrant. He was released on a $30,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on 4/15/2021.

DeAlmeida, Walter (DOB 2/5/1993)


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