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Two Accused Of Attempt To Cash Forged Checks At Darien Bank

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DARIEN, Conn. –Two men -- one from Bridgeport, the other from Norwalk -- were arrested in separate incidents last week and charged in connection with forged checks they were accused of attempting to cash at the Bank of America in Darien, according to police.

On Thursday, Nov. 6, police went to the bank on a report of a man using a forged check. An employee told police that a man, later identified as Donovan Green, 19, of Bridgeport, had come in and tried to cash a check for $753.45. The check was from the New York University School of Medicine, where Green said he was a sophomore, according to police. The employee told police that Green did not have an account and was reluctant to provide his ID.

Police said that there were several indicators that the check was fake, and when the bank tried to process it, the system alerted that the number was a possible fraud. An employee called police, and said that when a patrol car arrived, Green ran out of the bank.

Police stopped Green across the street, and saw 12 torn checks on the ground near him. He said that they weren’t his, but several were made out to him. He was taken into custody and charged with 12 counts of second-degree forgery and one count of fifth-degree criminal attempt at larceny. He was held on a $5,000 bond and went to court the next day.

The next day police received another report from the same bank that a man had tried to cash a forged check in the amount of $976.57. When police arrived they were told he had left, but he had left his learner’s permit and the fake check at the bank counter.

The man, later identified as Che Kyriel McCoy, 23, of Norwalk, was stopped on Post Road near Ledge Road. When asked about the check, he told police that he had received it in the mail, and that he gets fake checks from a man in the Bronx, cashes them, and then gives the man half of the money via Western Union, according to police reports. He was taken into custody and second-degree forgery, fifth-degree criminal attempt at larceny and driving without a license. He was released on a $500 bond.

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