Economic Crimes Unit (ECU) Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest

On April 25, 2021, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation that revealed Leighton Phillip intentionally made several purchases totaling $1,374.43 on a complainant’s visa debit card. Phillips knowingly made the online purchases, even though the card did not belong to him.

On April 28, 2022, at 10:21 a.m., Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit executed an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Leighton Phillip.

Phillip was placed under arrest without incident and was charged with grand larceny, identity theft, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes, and obtaining money by false pretense.

Bail was set at $20,000, but unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Facility pending, Advice of Rights Hearing.