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Norwalk Man, Teen Charged With Check Theft, Forgery

Christopher Starks, 43, of Norwalk was charged with larceny and forgery Friday.
Christopher Starks, 43, of Norwalk was charged with larceny and forgery Friday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man and a 17-year-old Maryland girl were both charged in a scheme to cash a stolen check worth nearly $8,000, police said.

The owner of a check-cashing business on North Main Street called to report the incident Friday afternoon. The witness told police that a man he recognized as Christopher Starks, 43, of Norwalk, brought in a 17-year-old girl as a new customer, according to police reports.

The girl filled out a new account form using a false name and tried to cash a check worth $7,975, police said. The store’s owner checked bank records and found that the check had been reported stolen, according to the police report. Starks later told police that the girl, a resident of Severin, Md., offered him some of the money for his help cashing the check, police said.

Starks and the juvenile were each charged with third-degree and sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, two counts of forgery and one count of criminal impersonation.

Starks was released on $5,000 bond and is due in court Oct. 7. The 17-year-old was taken to juvenile detention to await her court date.

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