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Woman Arrested For Fraud After Cashing $1.8K Check From Darien Board Of Education, Police Say

Dara Morrison
Dara Morrison Photo Credit: Darien Police Department

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for fraud and larceny after allegedly stealing a check from the Darien Board of Education and cashing it for $1,805.95.

Dara Morrison, 38, of Montville, Connecticut, was arrested by Darien Police on Saturday, Oct. 5, for the alleged crime that took place in July, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri.

The crime came to light after a member of the Darien Board of Education reported receiving a fraud email from the organization's bank saying that one of its checks had been cashed, Palmieri said.

The cashed check was written out to Dara Latrice Morrison with an address of Dixwell Avenue in New Haven. Officers made contact with the bank in Montville which informed them that the person who cashed the check had left their identification behind, in the name of Dara Morrison, he said.

A criminal records check revealed prior forgery arrests for Morrison.

Darien Police then issued a warrant for Morrison's arrest which occurred after she was arrested by the Stratford Police Department, Palmieri said.

Morrison posted a $20,000 bond and is due in court on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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