On April 25, 2021, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation that revealed Leighton Phillip intentionally made several purchases totaling $1,374.43 on a complainant’s visa debit card. Phillips knowingly made the online purchases, even though the card did not belong to him.
On April 28, 2022, at 10:21 a.m., Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit executed an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Leighton Phillip.
Phillip was placed under arrest without incident and was charged with grand larceny, identity theft, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes, and obtaining money by false pretense.
Bail was set at $20,000, but unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Facility pending, Advice of Rights Hearing.