Cheshire police: Woman stole more than $4K from couple's bank account

Cheshire police: Woman stole more than $4K from couple's bank account



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CHESHIRE — A Waterbury woman faces charges after police said she fraudulently withdrew more than $4,000 from a local couple’s bank account last summer. 

Roberta Leach, 58, of 116 Buckridge Road., Waterbury was charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft and third-degree forgery. 

In June, a Cheshire couple noticed their bank balance was low and was told by Key Bank there was a withdrawal on June 4 for $4,250, according to Leach’s arrest warrant. Police obtained bank records and surveillance photographs of the transaction. The identification used for the transaction had a man’s name, but the video showed a woman making the withdrawal

Police posted an image from the security video to a state database, the warrant said. A probation officer identified the woman as Leach, and told police she has a history of arrests for charges including larceny, identity theft and fraud. 

Leach was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. Bond was set at $25,000 and she is due back in court on Feb. 21. 

lsellew@record-journal.com

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Twitter: @LaurenSellewRJ


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