Shelton couple charged with criminal impersonation

A Shelton couple was arrested for larceny in the fifth degree, credit card theft and illegal use of a credit card at Trumbull Police Headquarters around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Police said that Alicia Riggs, 37, and Tim Liacos, 28, found a wallet in the parking lot of a doctor’s office on Technology Drive on June 4, 2015 and attempted to take out a cash advance through the victim’s credit card.

According to a report, Liacos and Riggs were observed on a surveillance tape from TD Bank in Trumbull Center on June 4 trying impersonate the wallet’s owner, who police said was another Shelton resident.

The victim noticed there were fraudulent charges on his credit card and that launched a police four-month long investigation which revealed the couple purchased $758.19 worth of various items on June 4 and June 5 before the cards were cancelled.

Riggs, the owner of the The Tumbling Room in Shelton, was also charged with conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, conspiracy to commit identity theft and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the sixth degree.

Liacos, who police said suffered a major brain injury in Vermont in 2013, was also charged with criminal impersonation, identity theft, and larceny in the fifth degree.

Trumbull police were able to identify Liacos with the help of the Shelton Police Department, which had his mugshot on record and which matched the images from the surveillance camera at TD Bank.

Liacos told police that he went into the bank with the wallet and its contents believing it belonged to Riggs, his girlfriend. He said that thought it was her credit card and that he didn’t realize what he was doing involved identity theft.

They were released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Oct. 21.