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Woman Flees After Attempting To Cash $5K In Allegedly Fake Checks In Darien, Police Say

HSBC on Post Road in Darien.
HSBC on Post Road in Darien. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A woman fled from an area bank on foot after attempting to cash a potentially fraudulent check for $5,000, police said.

Officers from the Darien Police Department were dispatched to the HSBC bank branch on Post Road at approximately 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan 10, where there was a report of an attempted fraudulent transaction.

According to police, the teller reported that a white woman had entered the bank and filled out a deposit slip. The slip for the deposit was $5,407.62 and she was attempting to withdraw $5,000 of that deposit.

Police said that the teller became suspicious of the check as the type on the paper appeared to be crooked. When prompted for ID, the woman provided a New Jersey driver’s license. The teller felt that the date of birth on the ID did not match the appearance of the woman, and became suspicious. When asked for her social security number, the woman had to check her phone for the information.

The teller proceeded to approach a manager, at which point the woman fled the bank. The incident remains under investigation. 

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