NORWALK, Conn. – A 22-year-old Stamford woman was arrested on a warrant by Norwalk police on larceny and forgery charges Friday in connection with the alleged theft of thousands of dollars through stolen checks from a local auto repair shop.
Najah Hines, of Orlando Street in Stamford, turned herself into Norwalk police and was charged with third, fourth and fifth-degree larceny and several counts of third-degree forgery and was released after posting a $7,000 bond, according to police. She is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on July 16.
Police said that beginning in December, Hines allegedly cashed several thousand dollars worth of checks from British Motors of Fairfield County on Platt Street. The company’s owners reported to police that several pages of checks had been stolen from the company’s ledger beginning in December.
The exact amount of money that was taken is still being determined, but police said that at least one check had been cashed for an amount in excess of $2,100. No checks had been cashed for less than $400.
Police said she was caught after trying to cash a check at Cash A Check on North Main Street in Norwalk last week. Store personnel contacted British Motors about the check, and the owner said he had not issued a check to her, and he subsequently discovered the missing checks.
Hines left the check cashing store when the transaction was declined, but the store had made a copy of her driver’s license, which was turned over to police. After police contacted her, she turned herself in.
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