Police: Woman, 26, Accused of Stealing Paychecks for Woodway Club Employees

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A 26-year-old woman has just been arrested on larceny and identity theft charges after employee paychecks were stolen at Woodway Country Club just over a year ago, and her bank account was used to cash the stolen checks, police said. Darien police gave this account of the incident and investigation, including accusations not proven in court:

Several paychecks and some Amazon gift cards were missing in the theft at the country club on Hoyt Street, reported to police on Dec. 16, 2020. Darien police detectives watched video surveillance records showing “the suspect and vehicle used in the incident,” the police news release said. The news release didn’t directly say the suspect was Marleny Nunez of Perry Street in Stamford, the woman they arrested on Sunday.

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On Three Different Nights, 10 Unlocked Motor Vehicles Entered, Bank Cards and Other Items Stolen

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Items were stolen after 10 unlocked motor vehicles were entered overnight on three nights last week, including two thefts of stolen bank cards which were later used, police said. Darien police gave this additional information about the incidents:
From Sunday to Monday, April 18 to 19
At 20 Park Lane, a bank card was taken from an unlocked 2019 Audi S5. The bank card was used in Bridgeport before police arrived to get information. At 6 Lighthouse Way, a driver’s license was reported missing from a 2014 Range Rover. Nothing was reported missing from four unlocked vehicles that were entered at 10 Lighthouse Way, 14 Beach Drive and 10 Duffy’s Lane (where two vehicles were entered).


Police: Email Tells Darien Resident of Purchase She Didn’t Make; An Earlier Email May Have Set Her Up

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A resident of Raymond Heights road recently was told by her wireless carrier that she’d bought two iPhones — although she hadn’t. She checked her wireless bill and found that she’d been signed up for an installment plan for the two phones, with payments added to her monthly bill. When she reported the matter to police on March 5, she was asked about any recent suspicious activity that could have given fraudsters her personal information. She recalled an unsolicited email from her internet provider asking her to confirm some information. She had clicked on a link and typed in her personal information.