A 29-year-old New York City man who tried to get a Best Buy store credit card last spring with forged identification has been arrested again, this time on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
Shamel Kearney of Brooklyn went to Best Buy at 330 Connecticut Ave. on March 28 and applied for a credit card. Store officials became suspicious about his identification cards and called in police.
Norwalk police found that the Pennsylvania driver's license Kearney was using was phony -- the operator's number on the license was for a different person and the hologram on the card was different from the one Pennsylvania uses.
Police also found Kearney had another fake I.D. on him -- a fake debit card with a name not his own. Police also found he had marijuana on him.
Kearney was charged with criminal impersonation, forgery of symbols of value, second-degree forgery and possession of less than four ounces of marijuana. When he failed to appear in court, he was charged with that, as well.
His bond was initially set at $25,000, and he is scheduled to appear on Sept. 20 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.