State Police arrest 2 suspects in AT&T cell phone schemes in Sussex County

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Left to Right: 23-year-old Jeison Canderlario of New York, NY and 23-year-old Felix Villa-Candelario of Bronx, NY – Delaware State Police Department

Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with AT&T schemes in Sussex County.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, officers started investigating a series of fraud cases earlier this month after receiving reports that fraudulent cell phone accounts were being created through stealing a person’s identity.

The suspects would have new cell phones shipped to an address via FedEx/UPS, according to police. They would be provided with a tracking number and then show up at the location the cell phone was shipped to and obtain the packages.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Tuesday troopers were investigating one of the theft complaints on Shadow Grove in Frankford where they were given a vehicle description, a red Toyota Camry with New York registration.

The vehicle was spotted in the area and a traffic stop was initiated. Contact was made with two occupants: 23-year-old Jeison Canderlario of New York, NY and 23-year-old Felix Villa-Candelario of Bronx, NY.

Two new-in-box AT&T Samsung cell phones were spotted inside the vehicle, according to police. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and a total of 10 AT&T Galaxy Note 10+’s were recovered.

Both suspects were charged with Receiving Stolen Property Value Over $1500, Conspiracy Second Degree, Conspiracy 3rd Degree (2 counts), and Criminal Trespass Third Degree (5 counts).

Jeison Canderlario and Felix Villa Candelario were arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,505 secured bond.