Police, bank team up to prevent identity theft

GREENWICH - People's United Bank and the Greenwich Police Department teamed up Thursday to warn female shoppers about identity theft.

A People's United crime specialist walked through Porcelli's Food Mart placing warning stickers on unattended purses.

Officer James Manning would then approach the customer and inform them to take better care of their bags.

"I had thought about it a few minutes earlier that I shouldn't leave my purse there and I did anyway," Julie DesChamps said. "It was a couple of feet away and I thought it was safe, but in reality it probably wasn't."

Officer Manning also said that awareness is the key this holiday shopping season.

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