Police: Man cashed stolen check for $4,500 in Wallingford

Police: Man cashed stolen check for $4,500 in Wallingford


WALLINGFORD — A Middletown man faces charges after police say he cashed a stolen check for $4,500 at a local bank.

The check was one of three fraudulently cashed on a woman’s bank account after her purse was stolen, police said.

Rodney Taylor, 47, of 617 Main St., Middletown, was charged Friday with third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft and second-degree forgery. His bond was set at $500 and he is due back in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 27.

On April 17, a fraud investigator for Webster Bank reported that three checks from the stolen purse, totaling $13,300, were fraudulently cashed at Webster locations in Meriden, Wallingford and Hartford, according to Taylor’s arrest warrant.

The bank reimbursed the woman and assumed the loss, the warrant said. The check cashed at the Wallingford branch was for $4,500. The transaction history for the check showed Taylor cashed it using his state identification, the warrant said.

Police viewed security video from the bank and identified Taylor based on his driver’s license photograph, the warrant said.


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