Police: Meriden woman cashed fraudulent checks for over $4,000

Police: Meriden woman cashed fraudulent checks for over $4,000



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MERIDEN — A local woman faces charges after police said she cashed fraudulent checks worth a little over $4,000 at local bank branches. 

Margaret Tomlinson, 57, of 67 Westwood Knoll, was charged Monday with third-degree larceny, first-degree forgery and fraudulent use of an automated teller machine. 

In September 2020, the fraud investigation department at People’s United Bank reported a loss of about $4,274. A bank representative told police Tomlinson cashed a total of nine checks from an account for Dollar Tree stores at branches including the People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop on Broad Street and the branch at the Wallingford Stop & Shop on North Colony Road, according to a police report. 

The fraud investigator attempted to contact Tomlinson, but she did not respond, the report said. She was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 28. 

lsellew@record-journal.com203-317-2225Twitter: @LaurenSellewRJ


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