A Hartford man and two men from the Bronx were charged after West Hartford police reportedly found washed checks, stolen credit cards and tools used to illegally fish mail from drop boxes during a motor vehicle stop, officials said.
On Sept. 15, members of the West Hartford Police Department Community Support Unit spotted a blue 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe pulling into a TD Bank on South Main Street with the wrong license plates on it. The men in the vehicle were behaving suspiciously, according to the West Hartford Police Department.
In the SUV, officers reportedly found burglary tools, a device used for illegal mail fishing, multiple stolen credit cards and washed checks. One of the men also had a stolen credit card and altered money orders on him, police said.
Three men in the vehicle were charged with at least a dozen offenses each.
Jeremiah Casey Santos Moyer-Washington, 19, of Hartford, Kimani Dante Peters, 26, from the Bronx, New York and Jayvan D. Topping, 28, also from the Bronx, New York, were each charged with four counts of sixth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery and conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery along with possession of burglar tools, criminal attempt to illegally use a payment card, criminal attempt to commit third-degree larceny and at least six other charges connected to the incident, according to police.
Moyer-Washington was also charged with misuse of license plates and operating a motor vehicle without a license, police said.
The three men were each issued $50,000 bonds and were scheduled to be arraigned in Hartford on Sept. 28, police said.
Anyone with information about their cases or similar incidents is asked to contact the West Hartford Police Department tip line at 860-570-8969 or [email protected].