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What is CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted.com?


The CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted website was launched in the summer of 2008 to aid in the identification of unknown subjects by disseminating photographs taken during crimes.  Although we receive some mug shots of subjects whose identities are known, and occasionally receive artists’ sketches, the site is designed for the posting of surveillance images.

Can anyone submit a case to the CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted website?

NO.
Caveat:  The IP address of submitting parties are recorded.  A person making a false entry could be construed as making a false police report.


The CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted site managers will accept surveillance photographs of unidentified subjects only from law enforcement agencies, which will include a Connecticut law enforcement agency, a Federal law enforcement agency, an out of state law enforcement agency if the case is somehow linked to the State of Connecticut, or from a banking institution conducting an investigation in conjunction with a law enforcement agency.  Cases are screened prior to being posted.


INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES


Does CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted accept mug shots of wanted persons?


The site is designed primarily for the identification of unknown subjects.  We post composites or sketches in limited circumstances.  We post photos of wanted fugitives ONLY in cases of violent crimes, and those photos are posted only on the Fugitives page, not on the front page.  However, all new postings, including those of known fugitives, are emailed to people who subscribe to the site.

I am a law enforcement officer and want to submit a case.

First, you will need an image taken of the subject committing the crime, preferably in either JPEG, JPG, or GIF format.  Please make every attempt to send in the formats listed, however, if you are unable to forward as such, the managers of the site will attempt to reformat what is sent in your submission.  Then click on Submit a Case at the top of the page.  Simply follow the instructions.  Include information that may assist in the identification of the subject, such as a scar that may not show up on the photo, but do not include sensitive information about the subject or incident, such as language used in a robbery note, that may jeopardize the investigation or cause the subject to alter his modus operandi.  If the subject was armed, or if the crime was particularly violent, a line urging caution should be included.

I am a law enforcement officer who is having problems submitting a case and/or would like assistance in submitting a case, who do I contact?

You can contact the site manager via email at [email protected].

I am a law enforcement officer who would like to have more than one email address entered in when submitting a crime for tip notification, is this possible?

Yes, after typing in the first email address, type in a comma, and then type in the next email address, etc.

I am a law enforcement officer who posted a case on the website and now the subject has been arrested.  Should I do anything further?

We ask officers who submit cases to promptly notify us if an arrest is made.  Locate your case on the website and click on it.  In the Law Enforcement Only area, click on “Report a capture” and fill in the information about the arrest.  If your department does not permit you to report the subject’s name, leave that box blank.  Captured subjects are left on the site and are market captured.  We leave the photos of captured subjects because it allows detectives to link old cases to recently identified subjects.

I am a law enforcement officer who posted a case, and now has additional information that needs to be posted on the website.

Locate your case on the website and click on it.  In the Law Enforcement Only area, click on “Send an Update”.

I am a law enforcement officer who submitted a case, will I be contacted regarding my submission?

Yes.  You will be contacted to verify your submission, update, or capture.  Also, approximately every four months a ‘NAG’ Reminder will automatically be forwarded to the email address(es) entered in the submission advising of any open case(s) and requesting that the case posted be reviewed to keep the website current and accurate.

What does Booking Room Print View on the front page mean?

Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to post photos from the CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted website in their booking rooms and cell blocks, in hopes that someone being booked will recognize one of them.  Use the drop-downs to narrow your search and then click on “Booking Room Print View”.


INFORMATION FOR ALL WEBSITE USERS


Who runs CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted?

CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted is sponsored by the Connecticut Bankers Association.  The site, which consists of submissions of crimes from Connecticut law enforcement agencies, was established to promote greater public safety by improving coordination, the exchange of resources, and to provide support services to its member agencies.

The CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted website’s posting system is maintained by Connecticut Bankers Association Bank Security Committee.  Additional contacts will be considered by the Association’s Bank Security Committee from time to time.

Who pays for the CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted website?


All costs associated with the website are paid for by a grant from the Connecticut Bankers Association’s Bank Security Committee.

How should I use the site?

Used properly, CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted is a site that you should visit often, but spend very little time on.  If you are visiting for the first time, take a look at the subjects who photos appear on the front page.  Flip to the second page by clicking on the right arrow or the next page number at the top right of the screen.  Each page of the site contains fifteen thumbnail photographs of unidentified subjects.  The type of crime the subject has committee is always listed with each photograph, along with a case number assigned to the case by the CTFinancialCrimesMostWanted staff.

The top row of the front page always contains the most recent cases.  If you go to the website and the front page has not changed since the last time you checked it, exit the site and go about your business.  All changes are reflected on the front page.

We encourage law enforcement officers to check the front page of the site each day.  In fact, many detectives have made it their home page so they remember to look at it each morning.  We also encourage bank managers and security officers to check the site daily, for information about bank robbers working their area. 

How do I find out more about a case I see posted?

To view a larger version of the photograph or to learn more about the crime, simply click on the thumbnail.  Each case page contains the type of offense, date, and city or town where the crime occurred.  You w ill also see the subject’s physical description, a summary of the crime, and the name and telephone number of the detective or agent investigating the case.

What if I see a thumbnail of someone I recognize?

Each case posting bears the telephone number of the police officer or federal agency handling the investigation.  You may either call him or her, or you can send an email by clicking on “Report a Tip” in the Toolbox.  All emails go directly to the investigating officer or agent.

Can I provide a tip for a crime committed but not posted on the site?

Yes, by contacting the law enforcement agency for where the crime occurred, click on “Submit Feedback”, or by sending an email to [email protected] and information will be forwarded to the appropriate agency.

I see someone I think I recognize but need a second opinion.

Click on the thumbnail to select a larger photo and more information about the case.  Click on “Mail This Case to a Friend” and type your friend’s email address in the box.

How do I check a specific rime category?

Click on the “Type of Crime” drop-down and select from the list.  The site will display photos of subjects who have committed the type of crime you have selected.

Can I check the site for people fitting a particular description?

Yes.  Using the drop-downs on the left of the screen, select the complexion, height, build and gender you wish and then click Begin Search.  You can also use the “Type of Crime” choices to define your search even more.  For instance, if you are a police officer who has just arrested a heavy-set white woman for robbing a bank, search by the appropriate “Type of Crime”, “Build”, “Complexion” and “Gender” to see if you can spot her robbing other banks previous to your arrest.

Can I see pages of people who have already been identified?

Yes, click on “Captures” at the top of any page.