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Fairfield Man Arrested for Fraud

Kerry O'Sullivan managed several condo units on Brentwood Ave.

 

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

 The manager of Kelly Common Condominium Association turned himself in on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of fraud, police said.

Kerry O’Sullivan, 52, of Burr Street, was charged with second-degree larceny and exploitation of the elderly, according to the police report. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Jan. 3.

After a fire made a Brentwood Avenue condominium unit managed by the association unlivable last May, police launched an investigation regarding the insurance policy for the four-unit plot of condos, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

Reportedly, the family that lived in the damaged condo had been trying to attain a copy of the master insurance policy for the entire condominium association in order to have the insurance company repair the damage, Lussier said. They left messages for O’Sullivan  -- as did the MetLife insurance adjuster -- to no avail, according to the report.

Police tried to contact O’Sullivan as well. The investigation revealed the master insurance policy had in early 2009 due to lack of payment, Lussier said. The condos’ tenants reported, however, that O’Sullivan was allegedly still collecting common charges from them all, which were supposed to go toward paying for insurance, Lussier said.

O’Sullivan told police he had not collected common charges after the policy had expired, but the family ousted from their condo due to the fire had receipts of post-2009 common charges, police said.

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A Fairfield man was arrested early Christmas morning and charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny after he allegedly gave a ride to a man who stole several Boost Mobile phone cards from the on the Post Road, police said.

James Kosch, 25, of Linwood Avenue, turned himself into police after officers found that the registered owner of the vehicle was his grandfather, Andrew Kosch, who told police his grandson was out with the car, Lussier said.

Kosch was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 5.

A Shell employee initially reported that a short black male wearing a black hooded jacket with silver buttons asked for a carton of cigarettes and the whereabouts of the gas station’s phone cars, Lussier said. The suspect fled with several cards and hopped into Kosch’s car, but the suspect has not been identified or arrested yet, Lussier said.

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Two men were arrested early Monday after allegedly stealing 45 cases of empty beer bottles from behind Bill’s Crossroads Cafe, police said.

Police observed a vehicle early that morning and noticed that not only were the car’s headlights not illuminated, but it was also filled above window level with the cases, Lussier said. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and found Orlando Lai-Claudio, 26, of West Haven driving the car and passenger Jarelys Ruiz-Adorno, 20, of Hartford, according to the report.

Lai-Claudio told police he needed the bottles in order to pay rent, Lussier said.  The manager of Bill’s Crossroads confirmed the cases were missing and requested the men’s arrests, Lussier said.

Lai-Claudio was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny; Ruiz-Adorno was charged with sixth-degree larceny, according to the report.

Lai-Claudio’s court date is Jan. 6; Ruiz-Adorno’s is Jan. 2.

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A Mill Hill Terrace resident reported on Monday that her Jeep Cherokee had been entered overnight -- however, it appeared nothing was missing, police said.

The vehicle, which was parked in the resident’s driveway, was unlocked, Lussier said.

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A Timothy Street resident reported on Monday that a Garmin GPS ($125) was taken from his vehicle, police said.

The car was parked on the street in front of the complainant’s home, Lussier said. It was unlocked.

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An Elm Street resident reported on Monday that someone stole $920 worth of items from her vehicle overnight, police said.

The car was unlocked and parked on the street, Lussier said. An iPod Touch ($450), Garmin GPS ($300), and a pair of boots ($170) were stolen.

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