Leeds Lane is a short street off of Hoyt Avenue that only has a half dozen houses or so on it.
But four times last month, Darien police have received reports involving identity theft against different residents on the street.
In each case, Darien police say, accounts were opened up with a Web payment service called Bill Me Later, and in each case goods were delivered to residents who hadn't ordered them. Goods were also shipped to places that police investigators have not determined (or not yet determined).
The credit-line service takes information such as Social Security number, address and date of birth in order for customers to set up accounts with it, in which they're billed later by Bill Me Later.
Reports from Leeds Lane came in on July 1, 20, 26 and 31.
In the most recent case, a resident reported that a Bill Me Later account had been fraudulently set up, and she was being billed for a total of $1,200.16 for six different purchases, two of which were sent to her home: an Apple iPhone with a charger and a gray T-shirt.
Police could not immediately obtain a description of the other items, sent elsewhere. The items came from an eBay vendor in Florida.
Apple iPhones, along with one or two other items, were sent to each of the other identity theft victims on Leeds Lane: The victim in the July 1 report also received a gray T-shirt; the July 20 case involved the delivery of a men's jacket; on July 26 it was a second phone in a plastic case.