Check Stolen From Darien Post Office Mailbox Altered, Cashed For $950, Police Say

Police in Darien are investigating the latest report of mail theft involving checks stolen from the Post Office.

Darien Post Office, located at 30 Corbin Drive
Darien Post Office, located at 30 Corbin Drive Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Darien resident reported to police on Wednesday, Feb. 6 that on Jan. 13, he had placed three outgoing checks into a mailbox at the Post Office on Corbin Drive.

The resident received a notification that week that an attempt to cash one of the checks had been made, but denied. A second check was altered and cashed for $950, police said, noting that the name on the cashed check was unknown to the victim.

Police said that a second fraudulent charge to the victim’s account was discovered when a payment was made to an Optimum Cable account for $442.53. Investigators said that the charge was likely made using the bank account and routing numbers from a check to make a payment.

The stolen theft is the latest in the area from Darien mailboxes. This incident remains under investigation. Check Daily Voice for updates.

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