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

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

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

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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