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.