STAMFORD — Police said a New Jersey woman, using a fake New York driver’s license, tried to charge more than $4,000 worth of phones to an account at the Verizon store at Stamford Town Center mall.

Sgt. Brian Butler said police were called to the store Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. on a report of a woman trying to purchase four phones with what appeared to be a fake license.

The woman walked into the store asking to purchase four phones — two iPhone 11 Pros and two iPhone 11 Pro Maxs — for $4,200 and said she had a Verizon account, Butler said. Thinking that something could be wrong with the transaction, a store employee called the real account holder and asked if the purchase was legitimate. The account holder said it was not and the transaction was stopped and the woman was turned away.

When police arrived, they located the woman near the Barnes and Noble book store and questioned her. When police searched her purse, they found she had a New York driver’s license in the name of the person who had the Verizon account. She also had a New Jersey driver’s license identifying her as Missy Obrian, Butler said.

Obrian, 25, was charged with attempted third-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, credit card theft, forgery and identity theft. She is currently being held at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic in lieu of a $10,000 court-appearance bond .

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com