Beatris Agudelo, 41, of 20 Catalpa St., Norwalk, was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree forgery when she was arrested on March 3.
The case dates back to Dec. 13, 1996, when a woman stole and forged a $3,000 check and passed it off at what was then known as People's Bank at 31 Danbury Road, police said. The bank was renamed to People's United Bank in 2007.
Lt. Robert Cipolla said Norwalk Police picked up the woman on March 3 and discovered Wilton Police had a warrant for her arrest since 1997.
The case is so old that information wasn't immediately available, Cipolla said. The police department's computerized information system at the time has been replaced subsequently by two other systems, he said.
She posted $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20.
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