Man charged with trying to sell stolen currency
A Fairfield man was charged with larceny Tuesday after employees at Sam Sloat Coins in Westport told police he was trying to sell currency valued at between $4,000 and $6,000 that may have been stolen in Fairfield.
Alexandre Silva, 39, of Longview Avenue, was charged with two counts of third-degree larceny.
Police say the store employees matched the currency to its likeness in a flyer distributed to the store by Fairfield police. The money had apparently been taken during a burglary in Fairfield.
Westport detectives charged Silva with two counts of third-degree larceny, possession of stolen property.
Fairfield police are also investigating the incident, but had not filed charges as of Wednesday.