DARIEN, Conn. – A second suspect has been charged in a bank fraud investigation centered around Darien, according to police reports.
Jamalia Boyd, 33, of New York City was arrested by New York Police and taken to Darien after waiving extradition Friday, police said. Boyd and Michael Brady, 61, of New York were identified as suspects in December. Brady had been in police custody since his arrest in December on larceny charges, according to court records.
Police believe that Boyd and Brady used a Darien address to register false trade names with the Darien Town Clerk’s office matching the names of existing companies. The two would then intercept checks from the real businesses and cash them themselves, police said. Boyd then withdrew $57,000 from an account after depositing several checks, according to a Darien Police press release.
Boyd has been charged with first-degree larceny, attempted first-degree larceny and conspiracy. She is being held on a $150,000 bond, and is due in court on Jan. 20.
Brady pleaded not guilty to the same charges in December and is awaiting trial, according to court records.