FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department is seeking a man wanted in connection with theft by deception that took place at the Dunkin Donuts on Passaic Avenue on Nov. 8.
According to police, Michael Carrion, 50, whose last known address was in New York City, entered the Dunkin Donuts at approximately 5:30 p.m. posing as an employee for a fire equipment company. Police say Carrion told one of the employees that he was there to conduct an inspection on the fire extinguishers and fire alarm system.
Carrion told the employee that they could contact their manager if they needed to, which the employee did, police said. Carrion spoke on the phone with the manager, who then authorized the work.
A short time later, it is alleged that Carrion stated that the work was done and requested payment of $476.80, which the employee provided. Carrion also provided the clerk with an invoice, police said.
The next day, the manager realized that Carrion did not actually work for the company and that the Dunkin Donuts was the victim of a scam. At the time of the incident, Carrion’s identity was unknown.
Det. Robert Sanger was assigned to investigate the case and it was discovered that Carrion committed a similar offense in Rochelle Park and was identified in that case. As a result, a warrant was issued for Carrion’s arrest. According to police, he is also wanted in Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and California.
Anyone with information about Carrion's whereabouts is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 227-1400. Police stated that all information will be kept confidential.