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Woman Arrested in Darien in Identity Theft

Ana Medina, 26, of the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested last Tuesday on charges of trying to impersonate someone else and withdraw $2,700 from a bank, police said. At 3 p.m., Darien police received a call from the HSBC Bank on Post Road, reporting that someone had tried to make a fraudulent withdrawal. The person was denied and left the bank.

Police checked the area and found Medina had locked herself in the bathroom of a nearby Mobil Station. They obtained the key and arrested her. She had a fake Colorado driver's license with the name Stacey Davis and a valid VISA account number for Davis, police said.

In the bathroom trashcan, police found a burned New Jersey license with the name Laura Oates, which Medina had tried to destroy. The gas station's video surveillance showed her arriving at the station with an unidentified black male, whom she said she knew only as Iz. They had visited two other HSBC banks in Norwalk and Westport, where she had successfully withdrawn $2,700 at each one, police said. She said Iz paid her $600 for each successful withdrawal. She was arrested and charged with second-degree forgery, three counts of criminal impersonation, third-degree identity theft, and third-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny. She posted a $10,000 bond and has a court date of Dec. 17.

Also from the police blotter:

• Flaviana Senerchia, 27, of Norwalk, was arrested last Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to drive right and speeding. An officer observed her driving her 2004 Jeep Liberty at 12:45 a.m. going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone on Tokeneke Road. She also swerved over the double yellow line, police said. She was stopped on Cliff Avenue, where the arresting officer noticed the strong odor of alcohol. She failed her field sobriety test and was arrested. She posted a $250 bond and has a Dec. 16 court date.

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