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Police: Two Checks Stolen from Elderly Darien Resident, $5,200 Taken

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Two checks were reported stolen from an elderly Darien woman who had home aides in the house, and one of them was cashed early this month for $5,200, Darien police said. Police gave this further information:

The woman’s financial advisor recently notified her about the check for $5,200 because it seemed suspicious. The check was cashed on April 9 at a bank in New Jersey. The woman said she hadn’t written a check from that account to anyone. She looked in her checkbook and found that the two checks had been removed from it.

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Police: Female Scams Gas Station Employee With Fraudulent $100 Check

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Back on Nov. 16, a female paid for filling up her vehicle with a $100 check from a business, and an employee at the station gave her change from the unused amount, police said. The check was worthless. Darien police gave this account of what happened:

It wasn’t until Jan. 31 that the owner of the gas station, BP Vernal’s at 498 Post Road, was contacted by the business and told that the check hadn’t been signed by the business owner, so it was fraudulent.