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Date: September 27, 2006

The weekend arrest of a Brockton man accused of using stolen credit cards to buy furniture was a step in the right direction when it comes to fighting identity theft and computer crime, police said, but it was only a baby step.

"We got the small fish, maybe, but we got somebody," Detective Lt. Philip Warish said Tuesday.

Robert Roccaforte, 43, was arrested Sunday at the Jordan's Furniture warehouse in Taunton after police saw him loading $8,500 worth of furniture they said was bought with a stolen credit card number.

Roccaforte's arrest was the result of a two-day police stakeout prompted by a call from Jordan's Furniture, where an employee had noticed a recent trend in furniture buying, Warish said.

Four purchases were made on four separate credit cards, each one placed by a female caller and charged to a woman's credit card. Unfortunately, Warish said, none of the women calling were the owners of the credit cards.

Two of the purchases were supposed to be delivered to Burmah Street in Mattapan. Two others were supposed to be picked up for someone who lived on a street with the same name in Quincy. Quincy police said no such street exists.

When he was arrested, Roccaforte told police he was only there to pick up and deliver the furniture and that, as far as he knew, the operation was legitimate.
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