A suspected credit card thief allegedly used a car stolen from a man laying wreaths for Memorial Day at an East Providence cemetery to steal from two Foxboro High School tennis players last month, according to court records.
The suspect, Paul A. Zazzaro, 48, who has address in Pawtucket and Providence, is being held in jail on $5,000 cash bail following his arraignment Monday in Attleboro District Court. He was arrested in Attleboro Saturday following a foot chase after being stopped in a different stolen vehicle, according to court records.
Foxboro police have obtained a warrant charging him with taking part in the Memorial Day theft of credit cards and other belongings from two Foxboro High School tennis players who were practicing on the courts, according to court records.
Police say he and a woman drove to the tennis courts on May 27 where two tennis players reported the theft of their belongings, including credit cards, gift cards, a driver’s license and a high school ID.
Police ave also obtained a warrant for the woman.
The credit cards were used to make cash withdrawals and buy gifts cards totaling over $750 from Rite Aid and CVS, both on Route 106 in Mansfield, and from the CVS on Route 140 in Foxboro, according to court records.
Th car they allegedly used was stolen about two hours earlier from the Springvale Cemetery in East Providence, where a man told police he left the keys in his car for 15 minutes while he placed wreaths on graves for Memorial Day, according to court records.
The car was recovered June 7 in Pawtucket.
Foxboro police have charged Zazzaro with four counts each of larceny, credit card fraud and identity theft and one count of receiving stolen property.
Norfolk police have also charged Zazzaro with multiple charges for allegedly stealing an employee’s wallet at town hall on June 11 and racking up $1,470 in charges, according to police.
His arraignment in Wrentham District Court on the Foxboro and Norfolk cases has not yet been scheduled.
Zazzaro was initially arrested Saturday after running from police in Attleboro and was arrested again on Monday after running from police bringing him to Attleboro District Court for arraignment in connection with possessing a stolen motor vehicle and stealing a wallet from Christopher Heights, an assisted living center in downtown Attleboro.
He has a lengthy criminal record of similar crimes in Connecticut, where he was born, and in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to police.