A Syosset man has been arrested for identity theft after he tried to get a UPS deliverer to hand over a package containing a replacement credit card in the victim’s name, Nassau County police said.
Emmanuel Ladipo was charged with identity theft, attempted grand larceny, petit larceny and traffic offenses.
Police said the 28-year-old approached the UPS driver in front of the victim’s Marlene Drive home and said that the package was his, but the driver told Ladipo that he needed to see proper identification before he fled.
The driver told a resident what happened and to call 911. Investigators learned that Ladipo was seen ringing the doorbell of the house earlier the same day and took an envelope from the mailbox, authorities said.
The UPS package turned out to contain a replacement American Express credit card in the name of the victim, who told detectives that she had been the victim of identity theft and that someone had ordered the spare in her name, police said.
Ladipo will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.