Fake Doc Suspect Faces Larceny Charge

Greenwich resident arrested again...accused of failing to pay cab fare from NYC to town.


A Greenwich man who already facing charges he impersonated a physician and injected drugs into his unsuspecting elderly victim last year, faces a new charge of larceny stemming from scamming a cab ride from New York City to Greenwich.

According to Greenwich Police, John H. Plunkett, 49, who gave an address of 116 Maple Ave., was arrested early Tuesday, after the cabbie called to report her passenger was unable to pay the fare of about $100 shortly after 3 a.m. Aug. 28.

Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said that Plunkett is accused of telling the cabbie he would pay cash for the ride from Manhattan to Greenwich but when they arrived in Greenwich "he tried to pay by check. He was told to pay by cash or credit card. ... Then he tried to pay with Pay Pal."

Gray added, "Mr. Plunkett was unable to pay for it. It is larceny, theft of service."

Plunkett was held in lieu $1,000 bond set on a sixth-degree larceny charge. He's scheduled to appear Sept. 25 in state Superior Court in Stamford, according to electronic court records.

Plunkett has been arrested several times in the past year. On Jan. 10, 2012, he was charged with criminal impersonation; use of the title 'doctor' impersonation; illegal manufacturing, distribution and sale of a prescription and first-degree reckless endangerment.

The woman became suspicious of Plunkett after . He also was following an argument with an older woman. The disposition of those charges was not immediately available from court records.


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