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    Man charged with fraud after making purchases with dead Wolcott woman’s credit card

    By Courtney Ingalls,

    2024-06-18

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    MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A man was arrested in Meriden Friday after he used a woman’s credit card who was struck and killed in February in Wolcott.

    Police arrested 41-year-old Edward I Pratt on an active warrant for charges made after the death of Alexandra “Allie” Standish.

    Loved ones demand justice outside Waterbury Court after woman struck and killed in Wolcott

    According to court documents, Standish had gone out for drinks with her boyfriend, Brandon Hamel, and James Sadlowski at a local restaurant. When they returned to the couple’s Wolcott home, Sadlowski allegedly struck Standish with his car.

    Wolcott police said Standish’s power of attorney came to the department in April to report he had received statements that showed several charges made to her credit card.

    Police later discovered that Pratt had used the card to purchase car parts for he and his girlfriend. They also learned that Pratt and Hamel went to the bank where Standish’s accounts were housed two days after her death to try and collect death benefits while using a fake copy of her death certificate.

    Pratt is facing charges of illegal use of a payment card, payment card fraud and fifth-degree larceny.

    Sadlowski and Hamel are facing charges in connection to Standish’s death, with Sadlwoski’s charges including second-degree manslaughter.

    This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.

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