Two New York resident were arrested outside of a Westport jewelry store Thursday after purchasing a Rolex with fake identification.
According to police, officers responded to the Main Street store on a report of a suspicious person inside. Detectives observed Njeri Bowen, 25, of Bronx, NY, attempting to purchase a Rolex with what appeared to be fake personal identification information.
After learning that she provided a fake New Jersey driver’s license, officers followed her out of the store to a vehicle, which was waiting a short distance away and occupied by Michael Simmons, 24, of Bronx, NY.
Both were taken into custody and found to be in possession of multiple fraudulent licenses and credit cards. Officers recovered the Rolex that Bowen had purchased.
Both Bowen and Simmons were charged with the following:
- First-degree larceny
- First-degree identity theft (two counts)
- Criminal impersonation
- Third-degree forgery (three counts)
- Conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny
- Conspiracy to commit identity theft
- Conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation
- Conspiracy to commit third-degree forgery
Bowen was additionally charged with:
- Interfering with an officer
- Tampering with physical evidence
Bowen and Simmons were held on $50,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Nov. 14. Bowen also had an outstanding warrant from Norwalk for Failure to Appear on similar charges. She was additionally charged with first-degree failure to appear and held on $10,000 court set bond. She is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on that charge on Nov. 14 as well.