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Woman Arrested On Fake-Check Charges In Darien

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DARIEN, Conn. -- A Meriden woman was charged with cashing counterfeit checks at a bank in Darien, according to police.

Nicole Shipp, 25, was charged with second-degree forgery and fifth-degree larceny. She was held on a $1,000 bond and will go to court Sept. 2.

Police received a report on June 6 from the First County Bank in Darien that a counterfeit check for $998 had been cashed at that location. The check was from KAF Manufacturing, a Stamford-based company, and the bank manager told police that a group of people had been cashing a number of checks in the area from KAF and Netology, another Stamford company.

Police said that Shipp provided her photo ID when cashing the check, and they obtained a copy of the ID and surveillance video of her cashing the check. A warrant was issued for her arrest. On Aug. 22 Darien police were notified by Stamford police that Shipp had been arrested on another charge. Darien police then went to Stamford and served her with the warrant in the Darien case.

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