Fairfield U. student charged with stealing credit cards from prof's wallet
A Fairfield University student was arrested Monday night, charged with stealing a wallet from one of the college's professors.
Kevin Dunkin, 20, of Burroughs Road, was charged with two counts each of sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, criminal impersonation and third-degree forgery.
According to the report, the professor was working out at the campus gym and when he left discovered his wallet was missing from his gym bag.
Police learned that credit cards taken from the wallet had already been used to charge $1.80 at the Shell gas station at 1139 Post Road and $159 at Marshall's, 700 Post Road.
Dunkin then went to Beans and Leaves, 1565 Black Rock Turnpike, and police said he tried to use two different credit cards belonging to the victim to buy a glass pipe. Both cards were rejected, and Dunkin went to his car and came back and used one of his own credit cards. Police were able to track down Dunkin using the signed credit card receipt from Beans and Leaves.
He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear Nov. 26 in Bridgeport Superior Court.