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Plainville police have arrested a man accused of befriending a 22-year-old woman on Facebook, manipulating her by telling her stories about why he needed money and then gaining access to her parents’ finances.
Police have identified Nicholas Domizio, 26, as the suspect. he is accused of stealing more than $16,000.
Police believe he might have committed similar crimes in other communities, targeting young women he thought he could swindle.
In February, police started investigating Domizio after learning that a substantial amount of money had been stolen from a local family, police said.
They said Domizio befriended the victim online, took advantage of her and manipulated her into allowing him to access her parents’ credit cards and checks.
Police said Domizio uses social media to seek out victims and he is under investigation for a similar incident in Litchfield.
Police are asking anyone who has been in contact with Domizio and suffered a financial loss to reach out to local police.
Domizio has no known address, stays at different homes and was taken into custody at a home in Meriden.
He was charged with second-degree larceny, first-degree identity theft and six counts of conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree.
Bond was set at $250,000.