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PD: 2 arrested for trying to make purchases at Verizon Wireless Store in North Haven

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Anthony Middleton (right) and Kristopher Simmons, arrested for trying to purchase items from Verizon store with fake identification. (North Haven Police Department) Anthony Middleton (right) and Kristopher Simmons, arrested for trying to purchase items from Verizon store with fake identification. (North Haven Police Department)
NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Two men were arrested after police said they used "fake identification to make purchases through a Verizon account" at a cell phone store in North Haven on Monday. 

Officers were called to a report of "suspicious activity" at the Verizon Wireless Store on Universal Drive. 

Police said 29-year-old Anthony Middletown, who lives in New York, tried to claim he was a Verizon member after using a fake New Jersey license. Police said Middletown, then attempted to purchase a phone and several accessories, which were worth more than $900. 

During the attempted transaction, police said Middletown "asked for the purchase to be billed to the victims account." 

When officers arrived at the store, Middletown and a man, who was later identified as 29-year-old Kristopher Simmons, fled from the scene. Police said after a short foot chase, they were arrested in the Universal Drive parking lot. 

Middletown was charged with criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery, fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and fifth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny. Simmons, who lives in Yonkers, New York, was fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and interfering/resisting arrest.  

Police said there is an active warrant for Middleton in New Jersey. 

Both men are being held on a $40,000 bond and are expected to be arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday.  

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