A local woman learned the dangers of what can happen when you pick someone up at a bar after a man she brought home for a nightcap proceeded to take her ATM card and rack up over $700 in charges without her knowing.
Officers served a warrant on Randall Scott Mongillo Friday at his Jensen’s Trailer Park home after he allegedly used the stolen ATM card to withdraw money on four occasions in March and April, police said on Monday.
Mongillo, of 2 Pond Road in Southington, was charged with four counts each of sixth-degree larceny and automated teller fraud. The 51-year-old was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is due in court later this month, according to Bristol Superior Court staff.
The case was first reported on April 6 when the victim, whose name was not released, reported to police that her bank statements showed four unauthorized charges made to an ATM card she had reported missing after a night out at the bar, Lt. Lowell DePalma said.
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“The victim said she had met a guy at and he later visited her at home,” DePalma said. “She suspected that he stole her card while he was at the house, but did not learn about it until she received the statements with unauthorized withdrawals.”
The charges included transactions of $200 from the and in Southington, as well as $300 from the Wallingford Smoke Shop. A fourth transaction occurred at Expressway, police said, but the amount of the transaction remained unclear.
DePalma said Mongillo admitted to using the cards for the transactions but is arguing that the use of the card was authorized.
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