Car thief pawns Lexus for $600
A West Haven man was arrested for larceny in the third and fourth degree at the Trumbull Police Department around 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Police said Dean Federici, 48, had agreed to borrow a Lexus SUV from a Trumbull resident, who happened to be his coworker, back in February.
According to a report, the Trumbull man failed to get back his borrowed vehicle by the agreed date — Feb. 22 — and never received any contact from Federici despite making several phone calls to his cell phone.
Trumbull police obtained a warrant to search Federici’s alleged home in Meriden, but found that he hadn’t lived there in years.
An investigation eventually led police to the suspect’s mother, who showed police a $200 receipt from a Bridgeport pawn shop. The report said that Federici sold tools that were inside the vehicle and belonged to its owner.
Additionally, the Lexus was discovered to have been pawned for $600 — money that was used by Federici to buy drugs, according to police.
Federici turned himself in on the two outstanding larceny warrants for his arrests last week.
He was released with a promise to appear in court and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, May 9.