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Identity Thief Tries To Cash $24,000 Checks Using Darien Resident's Account

Darien Police are investigating an attempted identity theft.
Darien Police are investigating an attempted identity theft. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

DARIEN, Conn. -- Someone tried four times to cash fraudulent checks in excess of $24,000 using an account of a Darien resident, according to police.

The complainant told police that one of his customers had experienced an attempt at fraudulent checks being cashed against his trust. About a week prior, two withdrawals had been made in the amounts of $5,000 and $2,500 from the account, police said. The complainant said he immediately notified the bank and had the funds replaced. The only information he was given was that the withdrawals were made in Florida.

On July 13, an attempt was made to cash a fraudulent check in excess of $24,000 against the account, according to police. The check was made out to a person and address in Connecticut. The bank flagged the check and the transaction was not processed, police said.

Three additional attempts were made to cash fraudulent checks, each in excess of $24,000, according to police. No information was available at the time to the complainant in regards to where the checks were deposited, police said. The complainant said that the bank had been in contact with the account holder to ensure no fraudulent checks are cashed. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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