Two New York Men Charged In Mobile Phone Thefts

Sussex County– The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with AT&T schemes regarding fraudulent package retrieval, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the Delaware State Police began investigating a series of fraud cases in October 2019 in which suspects created fraudulent cellular phone accounts by stealing a person’s identity, then have new cellular phones shipped to an address via FedEx/UPS. The suspects would be provided with a tracking number, then they responded to the location, obtained the package and took the cellular phones.

On October 29, 2019, at approximately 2:23 p.m., while Troopers were investigating one of these theft complaints on Shadow Grove, Frankford, they were given a suspect vehicle description, a red Toyota Camry with New York registration. The vehicle was subsequently observed in the area and a traffic stop was initiated. Contact was made with the occupants in the vehicle, 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 cellular phones were immediately observed inside the vehicle, said Jaffe. The suspects were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and a total of 10 AT&T Galaxy Note 10+’s were recovered, according to Jaffe.

Both suspects were charged with the following:

Receiving Stolen Property Value Over $1500
Conspiracy Second Degree
Conspiracy 3rd Degree (2 counts)
Criminal Trespass Third Degree (5 counts)

Jeison Canderlario and Felix Villa Candelario were arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $2505.00 secured bond.


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