Woman charged with defrauding United Illuminating of $4,800

A Stratford woman accused of using fake identities to defraud United Illuminating out of more than $4,800 in services is facing three charges following her recent arrest.

Kimberly Lawton

Kimberly Lawton, 43, was arrested on Feb. 27 and charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft and criminal impersonation.

Police said Lawton allegedly used fake identities and Social Security numbers to obtain services from the utility company and did not pay the fees for the services. An investigation into Lawton began last October.

According to state court records, Lawton is scheduled to return to Bridgeport Superior Court on March 28.

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  • VanessaFas

    This is sad. This woman should not have been arrested. Poverty is beyond horrible, beyond what most of us can truly understand. She stole for heat and cooking and light, not for profit. She should not be shamed. Her picture should not be out there like a common criminal’s. She is a desperate woman, mother, maybe even a grandmother. Pray for her, help her, do not vilify her.

    • Don

      What proof do you have that this person lives in poverty? Some people just believe that they are not subject to the burdens we all are. Stealing is OK if it’s not for profit? Wish I knew about that

    • Bill

      Using others identities is wrong. Unless your the victim of identify theft you truly won’t understand the hardship of proving who you are in many situations.

  • Connecticut Sam

    She is a crook who belongs in jail for many years. The rest of us have to pay the electric bills for these crooks. If she is poor, let her live in an homeless shelter where they can take care of her and her children who may have difference fathers who does not pay child support.

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