ID Theft From Darien Man Results in Fraudulent Transaction by Phone, Attempt to Cash Check

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An officer from a police department in Pennsylvania told a Lake Drive resident that a male tried to cash a fraudulent check using a phony Connecticut identification card “that had all of the victim’s information on it,” Darien police said. The man told Darien police on Feb. 7 that in addition to the call from police in Pennsylvania, his bank told him about a fraudulent phone transaction, Darien police said.

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.