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Wilton Police Charge Bridgeport Woman In Fake Check Scheme

Wilton Police have charged a Bridgeport woman in a fraudulent check scheme.
Wilton Police have charged a Bridgeport woman in a fraudulent check scheme. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. — A Bridgeport woman is facing charges in connection with a fraudulent check scheme that included a Wilton business as one of its victims, police said.

Chynih Coker, 21, of 59 Taft Ave., is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit larceny and one count of fourth-degree money laundering. She turned herself in to Wilton police Friday and was held on $10,000 cash bond. She made her first appearance in court Friday.

Last fall, a check for $2,500 was cashed at a Bank of America branch in Bridgeport that was allegedly from a Wilton business, police said. However, the business contacted Wilton Police to say the check was a fraud, Capt. Tom Conlan said.

Coker had cashed three checks totaling $9,000, including the Wilton check worth $2,500, on that same day, Conlan said. 

Officers were able to identify Coker from bank video, Conlan said. Police have identified a second suspect in the case as well, he said.

The fraudulent check scheme has occurred throughout the Fairfield County area, Conlan said, and Wilton Police have worked with a number of different agencies in the case.

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