EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

February 8, 2014

Man arrested at FedEx for felony theft

SALEM, N.H. — A Bronx man faces several charges after police said he picked up two iPads ordered under someone else’s name.

Police arrested Kofi Baning, 34, Thursday afternoon at the FedEx office.

Police were contacted by an apparent fraud victim after that person received a call about an overnight FedEx delivery that was awaiting pickup. But that person hadn’t ordered anything.

The package contained two iPads, valued at more than $1,800, police said.

Police went to FedEx and took Baning into custody when he showed up to collect the package.

Baning provided a false Massachusetts driver’s license, police said, that identified him as the victim.

Under question, police said, Baning said the order had originated in his native country of Ghana.

He was held on $25,000 cash pending his arraignment.

He is charged with felony theft by deception, identity fraud and having a fraudulent driver’s license.

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