Two New York men arrested in Sussex County cell phone fraud case

SUSSEX COUNTY — Two New York men were arrested after allegedly ordering cell phones via fraudulent accounts and then picking them up at homes upon delivery, authorities said.

Once the phones arrived in Delaware via FedEx/UPS, Delaware State Police claimed, Jeison Canderlario, of New York, and Felix Villa-Candelario, of Bronx, would take them after monitoring tracking number progress. The accounts were allegedly established through identify theft, police said.

Jeison Canderlario

On Wednesday around 2:23 p.m., then men were seen in a red Toyota Camry with New York registration near an ongoing investigation on Shadow Grove Road in Frankford, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Earlier, authorities had received a suspect vehicle description,

According to Cpl. Jaffe, two boxed new A&T Samsung phones were allegedly seen in the vehicle. An ensuing search warrant execution yielded 10 AT&T Galaxy Note 10+’s, police said.

Felix Villa-Candelario

The men, both age 23, were taken into custody without incident and taken to Troop 4, police said.

Charges included receiving stolen property over $1,500, second-degree conspiracy, third-degree conspiracy (two counts) and third-degree criminal trespass (five counts). The men were arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court and held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $2,505 secured bond each.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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