A local real estate agent called police Thursday to report that one of three Bridgeport men, who recently were charged with trying to buy high-end cars with fake checks, may have tried to do the same thing with a Fairfield condominium.
The woman said she was contacted about two weeks ago by a man identified as Desmond Pollard, who was shown several different properties. A few days later, she said, he called to say he had a buyer interested in a unit at Stoneridge Way condominiums and presented a "proof of funds" letter from Excel Federal Credit Union, according to the police report. He gave her a $5,350 check from another bank as a deposit.
The check bounced and the phone number Pollard provided was no longer in service, police said. Signed copies of the purchase binder were turned over to police.
Pollard, 21, along with Marcus Broomes, 27, and Anthony Whitaker, 22, were charged July 26 with criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery after police said they tried to use a counterfeit $35,734 check from the Excel Federal Credit Union to buy a 2010 Audi A5 from Audi of Fairfield.
The trio is also believed to have used fake checks to buy a Mercedes and an Infiniti, and were planning to buy cars from two other Milford dealerships, according to police.
No charges have been filed against Pollard in connection with the condo case, but police said the investigation is continuing.