Police: Darien Woman Reports ID Theft of $50,000 From CT Higher Education Trust (CHET) Account

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A 56-year-old town resident told Darien police last Wednesday that more than $50,000 had been taken out of one of her accounts in January.

The woman had an account with CHET (Connecticut Higher Education Trust), a state-sponsored way to save for college expenses, but she didn’t have any online access to it set up.

In January, she told police, someone did set up access to her account, without her knowing it, and transferred out more than $50,000 from it — stealing the money from her.

Darien police have opened an investigation, although they haven’t found any local connection to the crime. The CHET fraud department is investigating the matter, and Darien police will help them, if needed, police said in an announcement.

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