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Easton Police Investigate Check-Cashing Attempt

EASTON, Conn. – An Easton resident alerted police to a possible fraud March 2 after she received a phone call from a bank representative notifying her of an attempted check-cashing incident.

According to police, the Tranquility Drive resident notified police that she received a phone call from someone representing Chase Bank out of Bridgeport. The bank employee told her someone attempted to cash a check advance, in her husband’s name, at the bank in the amount of $5,000. Easton police said the incident was under investigation.

Also from the blotter:

• A Crossbow Lane resident told police she heard “a shot and saw a loud flash” in her neighborhood just before 10 p.m. March 5. When officers arrived, they couldn’t find any evidence substantiating her claim and the case was closed.

• A Rock House Road resident reported to police that his mailbox was damaged March 1. According to police, the mailbox was valued at $200.

• A North Park Avenue reported to police that his mailbox was damaged between March 4 and March 5. No value was given on the mailbox. The resident wanted the incident on record.

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