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Friday, April 20 News

Cops: Man tried to buy $58K ring at Tiffany's with fake credit card

A Maryland man who police said tried to buy a $58,000 diamond ring at a local jewelry store with a fraudulent credit card has been arrested.

Thomas Wilson, 62, of Main Chapel Way in Gambrills, Md., was charged with first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny, criminal impersonation and first-degree identity theft (impersonation).

Police said the arrest stems from an incident last November when Wilson attempted to purchase the diamond ring at the Tiffany and Co. store on Post Road East with a fraudulent Maryland operator's license and a fraudulent American Express credit card.

He was arrested Tuesday morning by Westport police at Norwalk Superior Court.

Bond for Wilson was set at $100,000 and he is scheduled to be in court May 13.